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Cuban star hurdler Robles wins at Pan Am Games

2011-10-29 08:20:18 GMT2011-10-29 16:20:18(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Athletes compete in the men's 110m hurdles final competition during the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, at Telmex Athletics Stadium, in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Oct. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Guillermo Arias)

Dayron Robles (R) of Cuba, Paulo Cesar Villar (C) of Colombia and Orlando Ortega of Cuba compete in the men's 110m hurdles final competition during the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, at Telmex Athletics Stadium, in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Oct. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Guillermo Arias)

Dayron Robles of Cuba celebrates after winning the gold medal of the men's 110m hurdles final competition during the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011, at Telmex Athletics Stadium, in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Oct. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Guillermo Arias)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Cuban's world record holder Dayron Robles eased to win the men's 110m hurdles in 13.10 seconds here on Friday at the Pan American Games.

Robles, the world record holder who ran 12.87 in Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 12, 2008, broke the Pan American Games record of 13.17 set by his compatriot Anier Garcia fellow at the Winnipeg 1999 Games.

The 24-year-old defending champion dominated the race from the shot ripped to enter the finish line ahead of Colombia's Paulo Cesar Villar, who was in silver with 13.27, and Cuba's another athlete Orlando Ortega took the bronze with a time of 13:30.

"I knew I was going to cross the finish line first, and with just a little more effort I knew I could get the record. It wasn't that hard," said Robles with confidence.

The king of the 110m hurdles in Guadalajara was presented as one of the leaders of the Cuban athletics, two months after he was disqualified in the his mark and the title in the IAAF World Championships in Daegu for obstructing China's Liu Xiang.

Robles had clinched golds in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the World 2010 Indoor Championships in Doha.

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