Chinese star Liu Xiang stepped up his Olympic preparations by winning the 110-meter hurdles in rain and wind Sunday at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix meet.
Allyson Felix of the U.S. won the women's 100 meters in 11.22. She beat Melissa Breen of Australia by 0.16 seconds. Chisato Fukushima of Japan was third in 11.39.
Liu, the 2004 Olympic champion and 2007 world champion, finished in 13.09 seconds in his first outdoor race of the year. He was 0.24 seconds ahead of Omo Osaghae of the U.S. Another American, Ronald Brookins, was third in 13.69.
''Considering there was some wind and rain today I am satisfied with the time,'' Liu said. ''This was my first outdoor race of the season, so it was a good result.''
Looking toward the London Games, he added: ''There are a lot of strong rivals so you just have to concentrate on your own conditioning and training.''
Liu's victory follows a flawless 60-meter hurdles final of 7.41 seconds at the Birmingham Grand Prix in February. He finished almo...