2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 110 metres hurdles
|Events at the
2011 World Championships
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The final featured the three fastest 110 hurdlers in history. World Record Holder Dayron Robles took an early lead but was being passed by former record holder Liu Xiang. Between the last two hurdles, Robles' right arm backswing caught Liu's oncoming left arm. Liu hit the tenth hurdle, with a second arm collision with Robles, slowing Liu enough to finish in third. Robles crossed the finish line first, but after the race, the Chinese team protested and Robles was disqualified, giving the championship to second finisher Jason Richardson. Andy Turner was separated from David Oliver in a photo finish for the bronze medal, both receiving the same time. 5th place in the race was also so close the photo could not separate the two competitors.
United States (USA)
|World record||Dayron Robles (CUB)||12.87||Ostrava, Czech Republic||June 12, 2008|
|Championship record||Colin Jackson (GBR)||12.91||Stuttgart, Germany||August 20, 1993|
|World leading||David Oliver (USA)||12.94||Eugene, United States||June 4, 2011|
|African record||Shaun Bownes (RSA)||13.26||Heusden, Netherlands||July 14, 2001|
|Asian record||Liu Xiang (CHN)||12.88||Lausanne, Switzerland||July 11, 2006|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Dayron Robles (CUB)||12.87||Ostrava, Czech Republic||June 12, 2008|
|South American record||Redelén dos Santos (BRA)||13.29||Lisbon, Portugal||June 13, 2004|
|European record||Colin Jackson (GBR)||12.91||Stuttgart, Germany||August 20, 1993|
|Oceanian record||Kyle Vander Kuyp (AUS)||13.29||Gothenburg, Sweden||August 11, 1995|
|A time||B time|
|August 28, 2011||09:50||Heats|
|August 29, 2011||19:00||Semifinals|
|August 29, 2011||21:25||Final|
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.
Heat 1: +1.0 m/s, Heat 2: −0.2 m/s, Heat 3: +1.4 m/s, Heat 4: −0.3 m/s
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.
Heat 1: −1.4 m/s, Heat 2: −1.6 m/s
|1||2||Jason Richardson||United States||13.11||Q|
|4||1||Aries Merritt||United States||13.32||Q|
|5||2||David Oliver||United States||13.40||Q|
|6||1||Andy Turner||Great Britain||13.44||q|
|7||2||William Sharman||Great Britain||13.51||Q|
|11||2||Ronald Forbes||Cayman Islands||13.67|
Wind: −1.1 m/s
|3||Jason Richardson||United States||13.16|
|1||Andy Turner||Great Britain||13.44|
|4||4||David Oliver||United States||13.44|
|5||7||Aries Merritt||United States||13.67|
|5||2||William Sharman||Great Britain||13.67|
- "Dayron Robles disqualified". BBC Sport. August 29, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
- "Turner gets his hands on bronze after touch robs Robles of gold". The Independent. UK. August 30, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
- "IAAF.org Day 3 Results". IAAF. 2011. Archived from the original on September 15, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2011.