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2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 60 metres hurdles

The men's 60 metres hurdles competition at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships was held at the ASPIRE Dome on 12 and 14 March.

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

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

Qualification standardsEdit

Indoor Outdoor
7.74 13.55 (100mH)

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
March 12, 2010 17:50 Heats
March 14, 2010 16:25 Semifinals
March 14, 2010 18:25 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

 
David Oliver, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, had the best run in the first day of competition

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 David Oliver   United States 7.60 Q
2 2 Terrence Trammell   United States 7.60 Q
3 1 Dániel Kiss   Hungary 7.65 Q
4 4 Felipe Vivancos   Spain 7.67 Q, SB
5 1 Alexander John   Germany 7.70 Q
6 4 Maurice Wignall   Jamaica 7.71 Q, SB
DQ 3 Evgeniy Borisov   Russia 7.74 Q, Doping
7 5 Dayron Robles   Cuba 7.74 Q
8 2 Shamar Sands   Bahamas 7.75 Q
9 4 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic 7.75 Q
10 3 Helge Schwarzer   Germany 7.76 Q
11 1 Adrien Deghelt   Belgium 7.77 Q
12 5 Héctor Cotto   Puerto Rico 7.78 Q, SB
13 5 Dominik Bochenek   Poland 7.78 Q
14 3 Liu Xiang   China 7.79 Q, SB
15 5 Gregory Sedoc   Netherlands 7.79 Q
16 2 Damien Broothaerts   Belgium 7.80 Q
17 2 Jurica Grabušić   Croatia 7.80 Q
18 3 Philip Nossmy   Sweden 7.80 Q
19 5 Maksim Lynsha   Belarus 7.80 q
20 4 Shi Dongpeng   China 7.83 Q, SB
21 4 Dayron Capetillo   Cuba 7.85 q
22 1 Ronald Forbes   Cayman Islands 7.86 q
23 3 Garfield Darien   France 7.86 q
24 3 Martin Mazáč   Czech Republic 7.97
25 5 Aleksey Dremin   Russia 8.18
26 2 Ahmad Hazer   Lebanon 8.36 NR
27 1 Iong Kim Fai   Macau 8.67
28 1 Inoke Finau   Tonga 9.06 PB
4 Ladji Doucouré   France DNF
2 Paulo Villar   Colombia DQ [5]
5 Dhirendra Chaudhary     Nepal DQ [5]
2 Dwight Thomas   Jamaica DNS
4 Mohsin Ali   Pakistan DNS

SemifinalsEdit

 
Terrence Trammell was the fastest qualifier through the semi-finals
 
Liu Xiang was the slowest qualifier for the final

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Terrence Trammell   United States 7.51 Q
2 2 Dayron Robles   Cuba 7.56 Q
DQ 2 Evgeniy Borisov   Russia 7.57 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
6 3 Dániel Kiss   Hungary 7.64 q
7 2 Gregory Sedoc   Netherlands 7.67
8 1 Liu Xiang   China 7.68 Q, SB
9 3 Philip Nossmy   Sweden 7.69
10 2 Maksim Lynsha   Belarus 7.71
11 2 Helge Schwarzer   Germany 7.74
12 1 Dayron Capetillo   Cuba 7.76
13 1 Shamar Sands   Bahamas 7.81
14 3 Jurica Grabušić   Croatia 7.81
15 2 Shi Dongpeng   China 7.82 SB
16 1 Adrien Deghelt   Belgium 7.83
17 2 Damien Broothaerts   Belgium 7.86
18 2 Héctor Cotto   Puerto Rico 7.87
19 1 Ronald Forbes   Cayman Islands 7.91
20 3 Dominik Bochenek   Poland 7.91
1 Felipe Vivancos   Spain DQ
1 Alexander John   Germany DQ
3 Garfield Darien   France DNS

FinalEdit

 
Dayron Robles took the gold in championship record time
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Dayron Robles   Cuba 7.34 CR, WL
  Terrence Trammell   United States 7.36 =NR
  David Oliver   United States 7.44 PB
DQ Evgeniy Borisov   Russia 7.51 SB, Doping
4 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic 7.58
5 Maurice Wignall   Jamaica 7.60 SB
6 Liu Xiang   China 7.65 SB
7 Dániel Kiss   Hungary 7.81

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-03-12). Doha 2010 - Hurdles perfect recipe with Robles, Trammell, Liu & Co.. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  2. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-03-12). EVENT REPORT - MEN's 60m Hurdles Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  3. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-03-14). EVENT REPORT - MEN's 60 Metres Hurdles Semi-Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  4. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-03-14). EVENT REPORT - MEN's 60 Metres Hurdles Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  5. ^ a b False start