Daegu - Dayron Robles won the showdown of
the fastest three high hurdlers of all time in the 110 metres hurdles
final at the world championships on Monday.
The Cuban made
contact with his predecessor as Olympic champion and world record
holder, China's Liu Xiang, on his way to victory in 13.14 seconds.
"I don't like my technique today," Robles said in a televised
interview. "I was tangling with Liu Xiang over the last hurdle but I'm
feeling great now."
Liu tripped on the final hurdle, a rarity
for the 2007 world champion, and was only able to claim bronze in 13.27
behind American Jason Richardson, who took silver in 13.16.
American David Oliver, the fastest man this year and the last of the
trio of quickest high hurdlers ever, hit the second hurdle and was never
in the race, slumping home in fifth in 13.44.