Cuban Dayron Robles Clocks 12.97 in 110m Hurdles
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- 08 / 30 / 2008
This meet is the 5th stage of the Golden League, where Kenya Pamela Jelimo, 19, won 800 m (1:54.01) with the third best time ever.
Before Jelimo were faster Czech Jarmila Kratochvila whose 1:53.28 sprint was world record on July 26, 1983 in Munich, Germany, and Soviet Nadezhda Olizarenko (1:53.43).
The African runner improved her previous mark by 86 seconds at Beijing Olympics and her new timing is Africa's and World Junior record with which she won the Golden League one million dollar award.
110m hurdles final standing:
-1. Dayron Robles (CUB) 12.97 seconds.
-2. David Oliver (USA) 12.98
-3. Artur Noga (POL) 13.37
-4. Aries Merritt (USA) 13.41
-5. Petr Svoboda (CZE) 13.48
-6. Joel Brown (USA) 13.55
-7. Richard Phillips (JAM) 13.60
-8. Marcel van der Westen (HOL) 13.68