Sprint icon Kim Collins, was overwhelming elected to serve on the IAAF’s Athletes’ Commission for the next quadrennial effective 1st January 2018 thru 31st December 2021.

Collins, the 2003 World Champion in the 100m and St. Kitts-Nevis’ National Record Holder for the 100m & 60m Indoor, secured the most votes amongst the fifteen (15) candidates to serve on the prestigious commission.

The new commission shall therefore comprise of the following:
Name Member Federation Results
Kim Collins, St. Kitts-Nevis (SKN) 798 votes
Thomas Rohler, Germany (GER) 691
Ivana Spanovic, Serbia (SBR) 645
Benita Willis, Australia (AUS) 564
Adam Kszczot, Poland (POL) 529
Inaki Gomez, Canada (CAN) 515

Voting period was for the duration of the IAAF World Championships, London, England – August 4th – 13th 2017. A total of 1931 athletes were eligible to vote, with 1192 of them casting their ballets representing 61.73% amongst the eligible.

Ten (10) ballots were rejected as a result of voting for more than six (6) athletes.

Collins tweeted earlier today, “A very special ‘Thank You!!!’ To all those who voted for me @london2017.”

In an email earlier today (Aug 14), SKNAAA’s President, Glenville Jeffers expressed congratulations and words of encouragement to Collins.

“On my personal behalf and that of the entire Athletics Family in St. Kitts and Nevis, we wish to extend our congratulations to you on this accomplishment and to wish you all the best in your new role as a member of the IAAF’s Athletes’ Commission.”

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