Liu Xiang defeated world champion Jason Richardson to win the men's 110-meter hurdles at the rain-soaked Shanghai Diamond League meet on Saturday.
Jamaican runners topped their American rivals in the sprints. Asafa Powell held off Michael Rodgers to win the 100 meters, while Veronica Campbell-Brown beat Carmelita Jeter in the women's 200.
Liu and Richardson were even through the first seven hurdles before the Chinese star pulled away to win in 12.97 seconds, ripping off his shirt after crossing the finish line to a huge cheer from the crowd.
American David Oliver finished second in 13.13 and countryman Richardson was third in 13.16.
''Tonight, I executed very well,'' Liu said. ''I hope that I can keep my momentum, keep my form and pay attention to the details during the training so that I can perform well in the future.''
It was the first time Liu and Richardson met in a race since last year's world championships in Daegu, South Korea, where Liu tangled with Cuban Dayron Robles...