Dayron Robles Bio - Biography

Name Dayron Robles
Date of Birth November 19, 1986
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Dayron Robles (born November 19, 1986 in Guant√°namo) is a Cuban hurdler who holds the current world record in the 110 metre hurdles of 12.87 seconds, which he set on June 12, 2008 at the Golden Spike Ostrava meet, and is the current Olympic champion.
At the 2006 World Indoor Championships in Moscow he finished second with a new personal best time (indoor) of 7.46 seconds, a time which he has since improved to 7.33, making him the second-fastest ever indoors, behind Colin Jackson. At the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia he didn't advance from the heats due to fact that he stopped running, thinking that fellow hurdler Liu Xiang had made a false start. This was great disappointment for Robles, who had posted 9 of the 11 fastest times of the winter season and was a favorite for winning the gold medal.

At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, many anticipated a Robles/Liu showdown in the final, but Liu was forced to pull out injured in the opening heat due to tendonitis. Robles went on to comfortably win the gold medal, posting a time of 12.93 seconds in the final.

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