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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date18 – 21 August 2008
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants42 from 32 countries
Olympic Record 12.91 / Liu Xiang CHN / 27 August 2004

At the beginning of 2008, the favorite was the defending gold medalist, China’s Liu Xiang. He had set the world record since 2004 and also won the 2007 World Championships. Liu’s event was highly anticipated by the Chinese, and prior to the Olympics, tickets for the 110 hurdles final were the most coveted in China. But early in 2008, Cuba’s Dayron Robles moved to the fore and had the best record of the year going into Beijing, including a world record of 12.87, set on 12 June in Ostrava, and breaking Liu’s mark. There were rumors that Liu was injured but information did not come out of the secretive Chinese camp, as Liu, with basketballer Yao Ming, was the most popular athlete in China. In heat six of the first round, Liu lined up for the start and started at the gun, only to have a recall for the field false starting. He ran only a few steps but was in obvious discomfort. He turned towards the starting blocks, but kept going out the tunnel and withdrew with an injured foot tendon. The Chinese anguish in the stands was palpable. His withdrawal left the way open for Robles who won easily. In the final, he led at the first hurdle and pulled away to by 0.24 seconds. American’s David Payne and David Oliver came in for the other medals but never challenged Robles.

11482Dayron RoblesCUB13.39 (1 h1)13.19 (1 h2)13.12 (1 h1)12.93 (1)Gold
23216David PayneUSA13.42 (1 h4)13.24 (1 h1)13.21 (2 h1)13.17 (2)Silver
33211David OliverUSA13.30 (1 h2)13.16 (1 h4)13.31 (1 h2)13.18 (3)Bronze
41734Ladji DoucouréFRA13.52 (2 h4)13.39 (2 h4)13.22 (3 h1)13.24 (4)
52602Artur NogaPOL13.53 (1 h5)13.36 (2 h2)13.34 (2 h2)13.36 (5)
62152Maurice WignallJAM13.61 (4 h4)13.36 (1 h3)13.40 (4 h2)13.46 (6)
72131Richard PhillipsJAM13.60 (4 h1)13.48 (5 h1)13.43 (4 h1)13.60 (7)
81625Jackson QuiñónezESP13.41 (2 h2)13.47 (3 h4)13.40 (3 h2)13.69 (8)
5 h1 r3/41951Kostas DouvalidisGRE13.49 (1 h6)13.46 (4 h1)13.55 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41405Shi DongpengCHN13.53 (4 h3)13.42 (3 h1)13.42 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/42499Gregory SedocNED13.50 (4 h2)13.43 (3 h2)13.60 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/42497Marcel van der WestenNED13.54 (2 h6)13.48 (4 h3)13.45 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/41528Petr SvobodaCZE13.43 (3 h3)13.41 (2 h1)13.60 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41107Ryan BrathwaiteBAR13.38 (2 h3)13.44 (2 h3)13.59 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/41426Paulo VillarCOL13.37 (1 h3)13.46 (3 h3)13.85 (8 h1)
8 h2 r3/41727Samuel Coco-ViloinFRA13.60 (4 h6)13.51 (4 h2)13.65 (8 h2)
4 h4 r2/42526Selim NurudeenNGR13.58 (3 h4)13.66 (4 h4)
5 h2 r2/41841Andy TurnerGBR13.56 (2 h1)13.53 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/41995Dániel KissHUN13.61 (3 h5)13.63 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/41318Ronald ForbesCAY13.59 (5 h3)13.72 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/43004Mikel ThomasTTO13.69 (6 h2)13.62 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/42313Lee Jeong-JunKOR13.65 (5 h2)13.55 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/41834Allan ScottGBR13.56 (3 h6)13.66 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/41388Ji WeiCHN13.57 (3 h1)13.80 (6 h4)
7 h1 r2/42828Igor PeremotaRUS13.59 (2 h5)13.70 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/41099Shamar SandsBAH13.45 (3 h2)13.55 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/41985Dudley DorivalHAI13.78 (7 h3)13.71 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/41221Anselmo da SilvaBRA13.81 (4 h5)13.84 (7 h4)
8 h1 r2/42684Héctor CottoPUR13.72 (6 h3)13.73 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/41856David IlarianiGEO13.75 (6 h6)13.74 (8 h2)
AC h3 r2/42694Mohamed Al-ThawadiQAT13.64 (5 h6)– (AC h3)
DNS h4 r2/42890Damjan ZlatnarSLO13.84 (7 h2)– (DNS h4)
5 h1 r1/42755Yevgeny BorisovRUS13.90 (5 h1)
5 h4 r1/41160Maksim LynshaBLR13.86 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/42381Joseph-Berlioz RandriamihajaMAD13.91 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/43301Oleg NormatovUZB14.00 (6 h1)
6 h4 r1/41524Stanislav SajdokCZE13.89 (6 h4)
7 h1 r1/41448Juraj GrabušićCRO14.18 (7 h1)
7 h4 r1/42191Masato NaitoJPN13.96 (7 h4)
8 h3 r1/42551Abdul RashidPAK14.52 (8 h3)
AC h5 r1/43246Terrence TrammellUSA– (AC h5)
AC h6 r1/41356Liu XiangCHN– (AC h6)
DNS2334Staņislavs OlijarsLAT– (DNS h5)

Round One (18 August 2008)

Top four in each heat and next eight fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (11:10)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Dayron RoblesCUB13.390.180Q
24Andy TurnerGBR13.560.151Q
35Ji WeiCHN13.570.186Q
48Richard PhillipsJAM13.600.160Q
53Yevgeny BorisovRUS13.900.187
62Oleg NormatovUZB14.000.177
77Juraj GrabušićCRO14.180.207

Heat Two (11:18)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16David OliverUSA13.300.167Q
25Jackson QuiñónezESP13.410.179Q
32Shamar SandsBAH13.450.167Q
43Gregory SedocNED13.500.155Q1
58Lee Jeong-JunKOR13.650.128q
64Mikel ThomasTTO13.690.159q
77Damjan ZlatnarSLO13.840.124q

Heat Three (11:26)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Paulo VillarCOL13.370.144Q
22Ryan BrathwaiteBAR13.380.156Q
35Petr SvobodaCZE13.430.153Q
47Shi DongpengCHN13.530.203Q
58Ronald ForbesCAY13.590.170q
66Héctor CottoPUR13.720.140q
79Dudley DorivalHAI13.780.165q
83Abdul RashidPAK14.520.172

Heat Four (11:34)

Wind-1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12David PayneUSA13.420.152Q
26Ladji DoucouréFRA13.520.155Q
38Selim NurudeenNGR13.580.174Q
45Maurice WignallJAM13.610.174Q
57Maksim LynshaBLR13.860.196
63Stanislav SajdokCZE13.890.163
74Masato NaitoJPN13.960.168

Heat Five (11:42)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Artur NogaPOL13.530.175Q
25Igor PeremotaRUS13.590.142Q
36Dániel KissHUN13.610.153Q
48Anselmo da SilvaBRA13.810.137Q
53Joseph-Berlioz RandriamihajaMAD13.910.174
AC2Terrence TrammellUSA0.242DNF
DNS7Staņislavs OlijarsLAT

Heat Six (11:50)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Kostas DouvalidisGRE13.490.149Q
25Marcel van der WestenNED13.540.162Q2
37Allan ScottGBR13.560.146Q
44Samuel Coco-ViloinFRA13.600.176Q
53Mohamed Al-ThawadiQAT13.640.127q
66David IlarianiGEO13.750.155q

Quarter-Finals (19 August 2008)

Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (20:45)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14David PayneUSA13.240.158Q
27Petr SvobodaCZE13.410.175Q3
39Shi DongpengCHN13.420.148Q
45Kostas DouvalidisGRE13.460.159q
58Richard PhillipsJAM13.480.136q
63Mikel ThomasTTO13.620.156
76Igor PeremotaRUS13.700.143
82Héctor CottoPUR13.730.152

Heat Two (20:53)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Dayron RoblesCUB13.190.167Q
26Artur NogaPOL13.360.161Q
39Gregory SedocNED13.430.153Q
48Samuel Coco-ViloinFRA13.510.188q
55Andy TurnerGBR13.530.147
63Lee Jeong-JunKOR13.550.138
77Shamar SandsBAH13.550.227
82David IlarianiGEO13.740.149

Heat Three (21:02)

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Maurice WignallJAM13.360.173Q
25Ryan BrathwaiteBAR13.440.162Q
37Paulo VillarCOL13.460.153Q
44Marcel van der WestenNED13.480.149q4
59Dániel KissHUN13.630.159
66Allan ScottGBR13.660.121
73Dudley DorivalHAI13.710.142
AC2Mohamed Al-ThawadiQATDQ5

Heat Four (21:10)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15David OliverUSA13.160.156Q
27Ladji DoucouréFRA13.390.190Q
34Jackson QuiñónezESP13.470.167Q
49Selim NurudeenNGR13.660.194
53Ronald ForbesCAY13.720.175
66Ji WeiCHN13.800.173
78Anselmo da SilvaBRA13.840.154
DNS2Damjan ZlatnarSLO

Semi-Finals (20 August 2008)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (21:30)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Dayron RoblesCUB13.120.221Q
26David PayneUSA13.210.177Q
35Ladji DoucouréFRA13.220.183Q
43Richard PhillipsJAM13.430.153Q
52Kostas DouvalidisGRE13.550.157
68Gregory SedocNED13.600.1626
77Petr SvobodaCZE13.600.182
89Paulo VillarCOL13.850.153

Heat Two (21:39)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16David OliverUSA13.310.169Q
25Artur NogaPOL13.340.181Q
39Jackson QuiñónezESP13.400.173Q
47Maurice WignallJAM13.400.141Q
58Shi DongpengCHN13.420.141
63Marcel van der WestenNED13.450.124
74Ryan BrathwaiteBAR13.590.147
82Samuel Coco-ViloinFRA13.650.187

Final (21 August 2008 — 21:40)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Dayron RoblesCUB12.930.183
25David PayneUSA13.170.175
37David OliverUSA13.180.158
48Ladji DoucouréFRA13.240.170
54Artur NogaPOL13.360.169
62Maurice WignallJAM13.460.163
73Richard PhillipsJAM13.600.154
89Jackson QuiñónezESP13.690.187