Xiang gets better of Robles as rivalry resumes
Saturday, February 18, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- Liu Xiang beat Dayron Robles in a resumption of their hurdling rivalry before the London Olympics, and Lerone Clarke upstaged Jamaican sprint rival Asafa Powell at 60 meters at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday.
Xiang ran the 60 hurdles in 7.41 seconds, a Chinese record. He was almost a tenth of a second ahead of Robles in their first meeting since last year's world championships.
Clarke led a Jamaican 1-2-3 sweep in Birmingham, the central English city where the team will be based before this summer's London Games.
Powell was third in his return to indoor competition after an eight-year absence. Nesta Carter finished second.