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Santiago Antunez, trainer of 110 meter hurdler Olympic champion Dayron Robles, announced that his pupil will enter the Diamond League in its second stage in the Chinese city of Shanghai.

Robles became the new world indoor champion last march 19.

The event, scheduled for May 23, will be Robles second race in Asia, since he will attend the Daegu Athletics meeting in South Korea, venue for the 2011 World Championships.

Also, the Caribbean star will participate in another stage of the League, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the same place where he set his world record last year with 12.87 seconds. There, Robles will share the stage with Usain Bolt who will try to break the 300 meter record, held by American Michael Johnson.

Last march 19 the Cuban hurdler became the new world indoor champion, when he won the gold medal in Qatar, with the third best time in history (7.34 seconds in the 60 meter event).

The Diamond League will start in Doha, Qatar on may 14 and includes 14 stages from May to August in different venues throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.

Source: ACN

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