Robles of Cuba wins 110-meter hurdles at worlds

By the Associated Press | August 29, 2011 | 8:40 AM EDT

Cuba's Dayron Robles, left, and China's Liu Xiang compete in a 110m Hurdles semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Liu placed first, followed by Robles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Dayron Robles of Cuba won a close 110-meter hurdles final Monday, edging Jason Richardson of the United States at the line at the world championships.

The Olympic champion started fast but soon had Liu Xiang of China on his right shoulder and Richardson coming up fast on the other side, two lanes away. Liu finished third.

Robles won in 13.14 seconds, followed by Richardson in 13.16 and Liu in 13.27.