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Robles on course for hurdles gold

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World record holder Dayron Robles reaffirmed his status as overwhelming favourite for 110m hurdles gold with a commanding victory in his semi-final.

The Cuban came under brief pressure from France's Ladji Doucoure before winning heat one in 13.12 seconds.

Doucoure eventually finished third, with David Payne coming through in second and Richard Phillips fourth.

David Oliver won heat two in 13.31sec as Artur Noga, Jackson Quinonez and Jackson Maurice Wignall also qualified.

Robles has been drawn in lane six and Oliver in seven for the final, which takes place at 1440 BST on Thursday.

The US hurdler remains the only man to have beaten Robles this season but the latter is expected to prevail.

The withdrawal of reigning champion Liu Xiang of China has increased the chance of Robles, 21, adding the Olympic title to his world record, set in the Czech Republic in June.


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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forUSA 7 9 7 23
Men's 100m 0 0 1
Men's 110m Hurdles 0 1 1
Men's 200m 0 1 1
Men's 400m 1 1 1
Men's 400m Hurdles 1 1 1
Men's 4 x 400m Relay 1 0 0
Men's Decathlon 1 0 0
Men's Shot Put 0 1 0
Women's 10000m 0 0 1
Women's 100m Hurdles 1 0 0
Women's 200m 0 1 0
Women's 400m 0 0 1
Women's 400m Hurdles 0 1 0
Women's 4 x 400m Relay 1 0 0
Women's Discus Throw 1 0 0
Women's Heptathlon 0 1 0
Women's Pole Vault 0 1 0
2 also show each event results forRussia 6 5 7 18
Men's 20km Walk 1 0 0
Men's 4 x 400m Relay 0 0 1
Men's 50km Walk 0 0 1
Men's High Jump 1 0 1
Men's Pole Vault 0 1 0
Women's 20km Walk 1 0 0
Women's 3000m Steeplechase 1 0 1
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 1 0 0
Women's 4 x 400m Relay 0 1 0

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