0:20 Unfortunately, tragedy has been part of my journey to goodwill games. I am from ***, the epicenter of the earthquake that hit Armenia in 1988. I was in Moscow at that time, being treated for a sports injury. As soon as I heard about the earthquake, I **** . It was as if there has been a war like a bomb went off and the whole city disappear. There was just ruins. People were screaming and crying.
0:56 My neighbor came over to me and told me "Robert, you are going to have to be a real man. Your father is missing". I looked for my father for 10 days before I found him. I didn't sleep one day. I don't know how I made it through that time. I love my father very much. His death was very hard on me psychologically. My mother was very lucky that she walked out of the house just seconds before it collapsed.
1:40 I'm a religious person. I don't hide it. You should never lose faith no matter what happened. After the earthquake, I found strength within myself to return to sports. A lot of experts thought I could not make a come back.
1:59 It maintains that a person should never be ***. He should always keep looking forward because life is dynamic. Life is a good thing. When you overcome your problems, you really appreciate life more.
“This is it. I can't do it anymore. The body isn't able to do what it is supposed to do. But I am going out in peace — no low notes, no high notes. There will be no comebacks,” Collins told reporters after competing in the 60m heats at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Great Britain on March 3, 2018.
0:17： What was your thinking ??? when you are starting from the blocks. Did you think of this is maybe my last start?
0:24：Yes, it is. Definitely my last and I just wanted to calm again and I finished and, you know, the guys came out and came to show the support and, you know, push me along to what I'm going on to next in my life.
BASSETERRE (SKN): Kim Collins could retire at the World Championships in London this August, informs organisers. "I think London will be my last. My oldest son now is 19. The kids are growing. But it's been great for the younger generation as it shows that if you take care of your body, you can have a long-lasting career," he said. Collins will be 41 at the World Championships in London.