Liu Xiang at Stockholm indoor athletics tournament
China's hurdler Liu Xiang was disqualified Thursday at the due to false start, giving his rival Dayron Robles of Cuba an easy win of 7.66 seconds.
Liu was not willing to explain the reason of his false start, but he told Xinhua that it was not related to his foot injury.
Robles then easily crossed the line first without an outstanding performance in the men's 60m hurdles final.
Another Cuban Orlando Ortega followed in 7.68 seconds and Balazs Baji of Hungary stood third in 7.70 seconds.
Last Saturday, Liu won the men's 60m hurdle final in 7.41 seconds at the Birmingham indoor tournament, setting a new Asian record. He said Wednesday that he hoped to have an even better performance than he did in Birmingham at the Stockholm indoor tournament.