[ 2007-06-04 11:08 ]
Xiang (L) of China edges out Terrence Trammell (R) of the US in the men's
110 meter hurdles at the third annual Reebok Grand Prix track and field
meet in New York June 2, 2007. [Reuters]
World 110m hurdles
record holder Liu Xiang of China lifted the title with a season best result at
the New York Grand Prix of Reebok on Saturday.
The 23-year-old finished in a time of 12.92 seconds to lead as the best
result of the season 2007, which also broke the 13.03-second record in the event
set by Allen Johnson in 2005.
United States hurdlers Terrence Trammell, the Olympic runner-up, grabbed the
silver in 12.95 seconds with Ryan Wilson third in 13.02 seconds.
Dominique Arnold was disqualified for false start at the second whistle.
Liu came from behind to go head to head with Trammell
until the eighth hurdle and capitalized his overwhelming capacity of
to touch the finishing line
first with a slim of edge.
Liu ran in New York in 2005 as the new Olympic champion, losing to veteran
The next five athletes were David Payne, Aries Merrit, David Oliver, Anwar
Moore and Maurice Wignall.
The Shanghai star said his most important goal is winning in the Olympics
next year but that he is more focused on Osaka at the moment.
He won world championship bronze and silver medals in 2003 and 2005 and is
determined to win the top prize this time.