Saint Kitts and Nevis at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Saint Kitts and Nevis at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg
IOC code SKN
NOC St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee
Website www.sknoc.org
in Atlanta
Competitors 10 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Diane Francis
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Saint Kitts and Nevis competed in the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. The country sent ten athletes to compete, all in the sport of athletics. None of the athletes received a medal.

Background[edit]

Saint Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletics Association was formed in 1977 and joined the International Olympic Committee in 1993.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Saint Kitts and Nevis sent ten competitors to the 1996 Olympic Games, the most ever for the country.[2]

Kim Collins competed in both the 100 m sprint and the 4 × 100 m relay at the age of 20. Collins was the only man from St. Kitts and Nevis to compete in an individual event. He finished the first heat of the 100 m sprint in third place with a time of 10.27, which was fast enough to qualify him for the quarterfinals.[3] Collins ran a little slower in the second heat—finishing with a time of 10.34—which was not sufficient to qualify for the semifinals.[4][5]:86

The men's 4 × 100 m relay team consisted of Ricardo Liddie, Bertram Haynes, Kim Collins, and Alain Maxime Isiah. They finished the first heat with a time of 40.12, garnering fourth place in the heat. This was not fast enough to advance to the next round, and they were eliminated from competition.[6]

Diane Francis was the only woman to compete in an individual event, the 400 m. She finished the first heat with a time of 52.48, and placed fifth in the heat. With this time, she advanced to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals her time improved to 52.24, which was not high enough to advance to the semifinals.[7]

Bernadeth Prentice, Bernice Morton, Elricia Francis, and Valma Bass competed in the 4 × 100 m relay. The team received a DNF (did not finish), and therefore did not advance to the next round of competition.[8]

Bernadeth Prentice, Diane Francis, Valma Bass, and Tamara Wigley competed in the 4 × 400 m relay. Three of the four athletes on the team also competed in other events at these Games. The group finished with a time of 3:35.12, garnering a seventh place finish in their heat. They did not advance to the next round and were eliminated.[9]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kim Collins 100 m 10.27 3 Q 10.34 5 Did not advance
Ricardo Liddie
Bertram Haynes
Kim Collins
Alain Maxime Isiah
4 × 100 m relay 40.12 4 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Diane Francis 400 m 52.48 5 q 52.24 7 Did not advance
Bernadeth Prentice
Bernice Morton
Elricia Francis
Valma Bass
4 × 100 m relay Did not finish N/A Did not advance
Bernadeth Prentice
Diane Francis
Valma Bass
Tamara Wigley
4 × 400 m relay 3:35.12 7 N/A Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Saint Kitts and Nevis at the Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Quarter-Finals". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Competition Results" (PDF). Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers. 1997. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 400 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay Round One". Sports Reference. Retrieved April 23, 2017.