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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kim Collins’ brother shot dead by police

By VIKKI ORVICE SPRINTER Kim Collins may pull out of a race in Glasgow this weekend after his brother was shot dead by police. Collins, 36, who won the World Championship 100 metres title in 2003, was due to go head-to-head with British sprinter Dwain Chambers over 60m at the British International meeting in Glasgow on Saturday. But his appearance may now be in doubt after his 40-year-old brother Callustus was shot dead by police. They had been called to a housing project after his estranged wife was found stabbed. She had taken a restraining order out on her husband in November and is recovering in hospital. Collins hit the headlines at London 2012 when the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic federation pulled their greatest athlete out of the Games as punishment for visiting his wife at a hotel. A furious Collins — who carried the flag for his country at the Opening Ceremony — said he would never again run for the tiny Caribbean nation after being shown a lack of respect.