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Athletics: Liu Xiang Breaks World Record
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Chinese Olympics champion Liu Xiang set a world record of 12.88 seconds in the men's 110 meters hurdles at a Super Grand Prix meeting in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Liu erased 0.03 seconds off the previous record he shared with Britain's Colin Jackson.

"Switzerland is my lucky place," he said referring to his first win at a Grand Prix meeting in 2002.

American Dominique Arnold finished second in a time of 12.90 seconds, while his compatriot Terrence Trammell came in third in 13.02 seconds.

In other events, former double Olympics sprint champion Marion Jones from the US produced her second sub-11 seconds 100m race in three days with a 10.94 seconds win.

She was followed by American teammates Me'Lisa Barber and Torri Edwards, who finished at a time of 11.03 seconds and 11.07 seconds respectively.

Leonard Scott led from the front to win the men's 100m race in 10.05 seconds.

Olusoji Fasuba of Nigeria came in second in 10.09 seconds, and Michael Frater of Jamaica clocked 10.09 seconds for third place.

Kenya's Janeth Jepkosgei shook off a spirited challenge from three-time world champion Maria Mutola to win the 800m event in one minute 56.66 seconds. Mozambique's Mutola was second with a time of 1:56.77.

(Xinhua News Agency July 12, 2006)

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