Men's 110h final on Day 3
Robles out in the lead for most of the race
Liu Xiang comes on late, assumes lead around hurdle 8
Robles' hand hits Xiang's hand back, Xiang stutters and hits hurdle 9, falling back
Robles' hand hits Xiang's hand back again, Xiang fades to third behind USA's Jason Richardson
China protests a foul from Robles
David Oliver tells LRC that contact "happens all the time" and that "the gentleman next to me in the semi-final hit me a couple times. If you're in the lead, nobody hits you."
IAAF DQ's Robles, moving Richardson to Gold, Xiang to silver, and UK's Andy Turner (same time as Oliver, his former training partner) to bronze
Cuba (who have had a great few days already) now can protest the DQ...
Robles, probably without intention, hit Xiang twice with his hand, and definitely impeded Xiang when Xiang was at least tied with him, if not ahead of him.
Robles was on the edge of his lane.
The way their hands hit: Robles' hand was going back while Xiang's was going forward. Robles was likely pushed ahead while Xiang was pushed back.
How the race WOULD have turned out if there was no contact:
1. Liu Xiang
Who will likely go home with hardware:
They were showing the video from all sorts of angles in super slow mo in the stadium, which was sweet, so if anyone can find those angles, post them here.