Xiang 12.88 World 110m Hurdles record stunner

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Breaking news about an awesome performance by Liu Xiang from the IAAF News Wire:

Lausanne, Switzerland – China’s Olympic champion Liu Xiang broke the men’s 110m Hurdles World record with a time of 12.88 seconds* (wind +1.1 m/s) at tonight’s ‘Athletissima‘, a Super Grand Prix meeting, which is part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour.

“I never thought I could break the World record. I’m feeling very tired, very happy and very excited,” said Xiang. “Switzerland is my lucky place. I love Switzerland and Lausanne and the fans here,” the 23-year-old added. (Reuters)

Xiang was the joint holder of the previous best of 12.91, which he equalled when winning the Olympic title on 27 August 2004 in Athens, Greece. The original record had been set in Stuttgart, Germany, by Britain’s Colin Jackson who established that mark when winning the World Championship gold on 20 August 1993.

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