Liu times season's quickest in 110m hurdles

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Liu Xiang beat America's David Oliver and world champion Jason Richardson
Chinese 110m hurdler Liu Xiang, seen here during a press conference ahead of Shanghai's Diamond League athletics meet, on May 18. Liu won the Shanghai Diamond League meet 110m hurdles in a season-leading 12.97sec as he strengthened his bid to reclaim the Olympic title

China's Liu Xiang won the Shanghai Diamond League meet 110m hurdles in a season-leading 12.97sec Saturday as he strengthened his bid to reclaim the Olympic title.

Liu won it comfortably from America's David Oliver and world champion Jason Richardson, to the delight of his screaming home-town fans, before ripping off his vest in an excited celebration.

Oliver timed 13.13 and Richardson clocked 13.16, while world indoor champion Aries Merritt was fourth.