Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Liu Defeats Johnson at Shanghai Golden Grand Prix
Adjust font size:

World record holder Liu Xiang took sweet revenge on American Allen Johnson as the 23-year-old Chinese rallied to win the men's 110m hurdles at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix on Saturday.


To the joy of a 40,000-strong home crowd, Liu delivered with a 13.07 seconds, come-from-behind victory, pipping Johnson, who defeated him last week at the World Cup in Athens.


Crossing the finish line, Liu thrust his index finger in the air and let out a yell as the stadium erupted into wild cheers.


"I started slowly, but I ran very well in the second half of the race," said Liu, who set the world record of 12.88 seconds in Lausanne, Switzerland, in July.


"Though I didn't run under 13 seconds, overall, I am very satisfied with my performance," added the Shanghai native.


Johnson, four-time world champion, surged ahead after the startgun, but clipped the last hurdle as Liu roared past. The 35-year-old Johnson came second in 13.09.


"Liu ran really fast in the later half of the race," said Johnson. "I felt exhausted."




(Xinhua News Agency September 24, 2006)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read

Related Stories
Liu, Johnson to Light up Shanghai's Golden Grand Prix
Hurdles Rivalry Is Really Hot
Liu Xiang Returns to World Number One
Allen Johnson Defeats Liu Xiang at IAAF World Cup
Gold-medal Mission for Team Liu Xiang

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys
SiteMap | About Us | RSS | Newsletter | Feedback
Copyright © All Rights Reserved     E-mail: Tel: 86-10-88828000 京ICP证 040089号