2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 60 metres hurdles
The competition was set to be one of the highlights of the competition from the very beginning: it was the first major competition for 2004 Olympic champion Liu Xiang's after a long period out through injury and it was the first time that he, Dayron Robles and Terrence Trammell – the best of their generation – had faced each other since the 2007 World Championships.
Only ten athletes were eliminated in the first round in which American hurdlers David Oliver and Trammell ran the fastest times. The majority of athletes gave conservative performances and Ladji Doucouré of France (a former world champion) was the only unexpected elimination, as he suffered an injury at the beginning of heat four. The no false-start rule claimed two victims in the first semi-final in which Liu and Trammell progressed. Former European Indoor champion Gregory Sedoc was eliminated in the second of the three semis while Petr Svoboda won the last semi-final; all the favourites progressed to the final.
The final turned into a head-to-head between Trammell and Robles, with the Cuban pulling alongside the American in the latter part of the race and dipping at the line for the victory. In spite of a slow reaction time, Robles ran a Championships record of 7.34 seconds to win his first indoor title. A perennial silver medallist outdoors, Trammell equalled the American record of 7.36 seconds for another silver, although his time would have been enough for the gold at any of the 12 championships preceding this edition. Oliver ran a personal best of 7.44 seconds to take the bronze while Liu finished in seventh, clearly lacking complete race fitness.
|Standing records prior to the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships|
|World record||Colin Jackson (GBR)||7.30||Sindelfingen, Germany||6 March 1994|
|Championship record||Allen Johnson (USA)||7.36||Budapest, Hungary||6 March 2004|
|World Leading||Terrence Trammell (USA)||7.41||Albuquerque, United States||28 February 2010|
|African record||Shaun Bownes (RSA)||7.52||Ghent, Belgium||23 February 2001|
|Asian record||Liu Xiang (CHN)||7.42||Karlsruhe, Germany||11 February 2007|
|European record||Colin Jackson (GBR)||7.30||Sindelfingen, Germany||6 March 1994|
|North and Central American
and Caribbean record
|Dayron Robles (CUB)||7.33||Düsseldorf, Germany||8 February 2008|
|Oceanian record||Kyle Vander Kuyp (AUS)||7.73||Barcelona, Spain||11 March 1995|
|12 March 1995|
|Paris, France||8 March 1997|
|South American record||Márcio de Souza (BRA)||7.60||Karlsruhe, Germany||15 February 2004|
|March 12, 2010||17:50||Heats|
|March 14, 2010||16:25||Semifinals|
|March 14, 2010||18:25||Final|
Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.
|1||1||Terrence Trammell||United States||7.51||Q|
|DQ||2||Evgeniy Borisov||Russia||Q, Doping|
|3||3||Petr Svoboda||Czech Republic||7.60||Q|
|4||3||David Oliver||United States||7.61||Q|
|5||3||Maurice Wignall||Jamaica||7.62||q, SB|
|8||1||Liu Xiang||China||7.68||Q, SB|
|18||2||Héctor Cotto||Puerto Rico||7.87|
|19||1||Ronald Forbes||Cayman Islands||7.91|
|Dayron Robles||Cuba||7.34||CR, WL|
|Terrence Trammell||United States||7.36||=NR|
|David Oliver||United States||7.44||PB|
|4||Petr Svoboda||Czech Republic||7.58|
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- False start