The two competitors met four times in 2007, however, with each winning twice. I admire him both as an athlete as a person. With eight races this year clocking 13.20 or faster, Robles propelled himself from the 28th at the start of the season to the first place in the IAAF World Rankings for his event on 11 September 2006. It took place at the stadium of Barcelona Joan Serrahima an important test of biomechanical study with the participation of Olympic champion and current world record holder of the 110 hurdles Dayron Robles, joined by the Spanish National Champion Jackson Quiñónez. He clocked 13.19 seconds in heat 2. Dayron Robles comes from an athletics background. Dayron Robles. He made his international debut when he was sixth at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada. World record holder and Olympic champion Dayron Robles of Cuba made an early exit from the world athletics championships when he failed … Dayron Robles in 2011. Cuban world record holder Dayron Robles should run against world champion 2005 Ladji Doucoure. All Rights Reserved. Dayron Robles profile ... Robles went on to claim gold and has also taken the world record. He reached the pinnacle of his event in 2008 by setting a world record of 12.87 seconds in June at the Golden Spike Ostrava meet,[1][2] and winning an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in 12.93 seconds. Earlier that month he had been runner-up to his countryman, Yoel Hernandez, at the CAC Senior Championships, in Nassau, and later reached the semi-finals at the IAAF World Championships, in Helsinki. There he clinched his first international senior title when winning at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia, clocking 13.12 to break the Games record (13.27) of his countryman and 2000 Olympic champion, Anier Garcia. Indoors in 2008, Robles has been dominant over the barriers. Robles was … Robles took up athletics at the age of 10 and, as is usual in Cuba, he competed in various disciplines. [13], Robles finished first in the 110m hurdles at the 2011 World Athletics Championships, with a time of 13.14 seconds. Now I have to stay there”. Outdoors, he achieved his first Golden League win, in Paris, and went on to claim the Pan American gold, in Rio de Janeiro, the second senior title in his short but already successful career. He ended his season with a convincing win over world and Olympic champion and world record holder Liu Xiang in the latter’s home town of Shanghai. Liu was not in the race when Robles established a new mark of 12.87 in 2008. [6], At the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia he didn't advance from the heats due to fact that he stopped running, thinking that fellow hurdler Liu Xiang had made a false start. Copyright IAAF 2008. Yoel and Yuniel Hernandez have also maintained Cuban hurdling on top. “I came to Stuttgart to do my best and I did,” Robles said. Dayron Robles of Cuba celebrates his world record in the men's 110 meter hurdles during the IAAF World Athletics Grand Prix meeting on June 12, 2008 in Ostrava. Dayron Robles was the clear favorite, having set the world record just two months earlier. Robles and Xiang clash in hurdles (UK users only) Cuban Dayron Robles became another high-profile disqualification at the World Championships as he was stripped of his 110m hurdles gold medal. He finished the 2006 season having improved his outdoor best to 13 seconds and become the Central American and Caribbean Games champion. His father Gualberto, who passed away in 1998, was a musician and he and a cousin, Henry Murray, who died in 2006, are the main motivation for him every time he steps on a track. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images “Obviously, after my runner-up place at the Moscow World Indoors two years ago my only target is the gold medal. Dayron Robles (born 19 November 1986) is a Cuban track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metre hurdles. 110m hurdles: 12.92 (2006), 60m hurdles: 7.33 (2008), 2002 - 15.01; 2003 - 14.28; 2004 - 13.75; 2005 - 13.46; 2006 - 13.00; 2007 - 12.92.Indoors2006 - 7.46; 2007 - 7.38; 2008 - 7.33, 2003 6th  World Youth Championships2004  2nd  World Junior Championships2005 2nd  Central American and Caribbean Championships2005 1st  Pan American Junior Championships2006  2nd  World Indoor Championships2006  1st  Central American and Caribbean Games2006 2nd World Athletics Final2006 3rd World Cup 2007  1st  Pan American Games2007 4th World Championships2007 1st World Athletics Final. The title is more important than the world record which I feel capable of breaking.”. Dayron Robles comes from an athletics background. Between the last two hurdles, Robles' right arm backswing caught Liu's oncoming left arm. Dayron Robles, Liu Xiang and Colin Jackson – the three former holders of the 110m hurdles world record before it was broken by Aries Merritt in 2012 – were joined by world junior record-holder Wilhem Belocian ahead of the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco. “If I had not hit the last hurdle, I could have dipped under 13 seconds. All the talk was that he would break the four-year long record … The 60 metres final was the first time in over two years that Robles had faced Liu and Terrence Trammell in the same race. Dayron ROBLES, Cuba (110m hurdles) Born 19 November 1986 Guantánamo, Cuba 1.92m 80kg. He won his first major medal (a silver) in the 60 metres hurdles at the 2006 World Indoor Championships. Playing next. Having clocked eight of the 10 fastest times this winter, he first broke the CAC record in Stuttgart on February 2, before improving it to 7.33, the second fastest of all-time, six days later in Düsseldorf. Robles was … 4:31. manny robles breaks down the 20 rds of his fighters during their workouts EsNews Boxing. [7], At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, many anticipated a Robles and Liu showdown in the final, but Liu was forced to pull out injured in the opening heat due to tendinitis. Robles is one of the most popular athletes in track & field and also one of the most traveled Cuban athletes of his generation. He kept improving and gave Cuba its only medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy, where he finished second in the 110m hurdles. However, the result was invalidated, as replays showed Robles reaching out to impede the progress of competitor Liu Xiang, using his hand to knock Xiang's hand. ©2021 World Athletics. Report. OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC — Cuba's Dayron Robles took the world record away from Liu Xiang, challenging the Chinese hurdler's status as prohibitive favorite going into his … On Wednesday, his coach Santiago Antunez, told the British press… David Payne and David Oliver, both of the US, trailed by some distance but took silver and bronze respectively. 2006 saw his consecration on the international scene, and his start as a senior could not have been better. “But I train every day to become the best athlete in the world so I don’t fear anyone, including Xiang.”, He considers Santiago Antúnez, his coach, as a father and his teammates in the athletics squad are like brothers. Dayron Robles breaks a world record - 12.87. 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Collins, Kibet and Licwinko all post world-leading marks in Moscow, Three world indoor hurdles champions set to clash in Birmingham, Monaco press points – Liu Xiang, Dayron Robles, Colin Jackson and Wilhem Belocian, Home star Shubenkov to face Robles at Russian Winter, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI), Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart (GER), Marseille Meeting International, Marseille, Huelva Meeting Iberoamericano de Atletismo, Huelva. It was only going to be a matter of time before he broke Dayron Robles’ world record. Ostrava, Czech Republic - Just hours after becoming the sixth Cubanto break a World senior record outdoors, sprint hurdler Dayron Robles,who trains at the IAAF High Performance Training Centre inCuba, believes that "every world record is perfect. The lure of … Dayron Robles of Cuba set a world record in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking 12.87 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Thursday. World Record Holder Dayron Robles took an early lead but was being passed by former record holder Liu Xiang. He went on to win his first national senior title at the 3rd National Olympics and improved his personal best to 13.32 in Havana before starting his European tour, where he burst into the elite in his event. Two weeks ago Dayron Robles, Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 and former world record holder in the 110 meter hurdles, Alan Abrahamson. Last summer, Dayron Robles was disqualified in the final of the 110m hurdles. August 28, 2015. Pan American gold came the following year in which also set a meet record of 12.92 seconds at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final – making him the joint fourth fastest ever. Robles and Xiang clash in hurdles (UK users only) Cuban Dayron Robles became another high-profile disqualification at the World Championships as he was stripped of his 110m hurdles gold medal. Prepared by Javier Clavelo for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. After a successful campaign, Robles could not live up to expectations as he finished fourth at the World Championships, in Osaka. Off the track, Robles loves to party, listen to music and dance. He didn't disappoint leading the semi-final round by almost a tenth of a second, a huge margin on this level. Robles also commented about China’s reigning Olympic and World 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang. His uncle, Eulogio Robles, was a member of the Cuba national team in the 1970s and ran 51.76 for the 400m hurdles. Also involved in sports was his mother, Regla Mercy, a housewife, who played volleyball. Born 19 November 1986 Guantánamo, Cuba 1.92m 80kg. However, he followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Eulogio Robles (who represented Cuba in the 400m hurdles in the 1970s) and became a sprint hurdler instead. August 28, 2015. In 2006, Dayron Robles witnessed the 110-meter hurdles world record being broken, as he ran fourth in the race in which China's Liu Xiang set the former mark of 12.88 seconds. [4][5] He improved upon this time with a run of 7.33 s at the 2008 PSD Bank Meeting – this was a Panamerican record and made him the second-fastest ever indoors, behind Colin Jackson. OSTRAVA (Czech Republic), June 13: Cuban Dayron Robles broke China’s Olympic and world champion Liu Xiang’s 110 metres hurdles record on Thursday two months before the Beijing Olympics. Injury ruled him out for much of 2009, but he returned strongly with a championship record win at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles has been quietly looking ahead to one of the most highly-anticipated showdowns at the London Games. If you have any enquiries concerning the information, please use the Contact IAAF page, selecting ‘Focus on Athletes Biographies’ in the drop down menu of contact area options. “It felt great to make my contribution to my country as we finished on top in the athletics competition and second in the overall medal table, behind the US and closely followed by Brazil“. He has a special preference for reggae and rap. Robles began the race slowly but his power and technique saw him overhaul Trammell in the second half of the race to finish in 7.34 seconds, the third quickest time ever over the distance. [10], After a season's best run of 13.12 seconds in the rain to win at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting, he secured his first 2010 IAAF Diamond League victory at the Golden Gala with a time of 13.14 seconds,[11] followed by a win at the Memorial Primo Nebiolo later that month. “Everyone ran so fast. Dayron Robles of Cuba set a world record in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking 12.87 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Thursday. I won’t be satisfied other than that. Coach: Santiago Antúnez. We are good friends. HAVANA TIMES — Cuban sports officials distanced themselves from the world record holder Dayron Robles (110 meter hurdles) alluding to “ethics and discipline problems” shortly after the athlete competed again in an international event despite having quit the national team, reported DPA news. Photo: cubadebate.cu. He returned to action in May 2011 and won at the Grand Prix Région Guadeloupe meet. That time is just 0.03 seconds off Colin Jackson’s world record of 7.30, which the Briton set in 1994. ... Merritt, the 2012 Olympic 110 hurdles champion as well as the world record-holder, 12.80 seconds, run in Brussels that same Olympic year, took third in the 110 final Friday night, in a season-best 13.04. His uncle, Eulogio Robles, was a member of the Cuba national team in the 1970s and ran 51.76 for the 400m hurdles. It is just a matter of time.”  Being the youngest member of the Americas team for the World Cup, he ended his season on a high note with third place in Athens. We are heirs of a successful tradition, coming from the times of Alejandro Casañas, Emilio Valle, Erick Batte and before.”. Trainers had realised his potential for the hurdles, but he preferred the high jump, and did not start to focus on the hurdles until the age of 14, making great progress since. But he made up for the disappointment with the best race of his life, once again in Stuttgart, blazing to a superb 12.92 win at the World Athletics Final and erasing his compatriot and 2000 Olympic champion Anier Garcia’s seven-year old CAC record of 13.00. Two weeks ago Dayron Robles, Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 and former world record holder in the 110 meter hurdles, Report. Robles confirmed his new standing with a 13.08 win at the IAAF Grand Prix, in Madrid, before heading back to the other side of the Atlantic. Kinematic data is provided, which offers a detailed analysis of Robles’ Two weeks before the championships, he visited the southern Spanish city. [12] His best run of the season (13.01) at the Athletissima meet made him the second fastest man that year behind David Oliver, but an injury curtailed yet another season. Liu was not in the race when Robles established a new mark of 12.87 in 2008. Robles was on the track – finishing fourth in 13.11 – when Liu set the 110 hurdles world record of 12.88 seconds in 2006. Current record holder Johan Wissman of Sweden (32.61 in Lievin 2006) competes against current world leader Maksim Dyldin of Russia (32.93). After winning at the National Youth Games, Robles was promoted to the national junior team in 2002. Robles cruises into Olympic 110m hurdles semifinals World record holder Dayron Robles breezed through the second round of the men's 110 meters hurdles on Tuesday night at the Beijing Olympic Games. Browse more videos. “He has been my reference since I got to the national team. The 20-year old also extended the winning streak of Cuban male sprint hurdlers at the Pan American Games as his compatriots, Garcia and Yuniel Hernandez, won in Winnipeg (1999) and Santo Domingo (2003). Focus on Athletes biographies are produced by the IAAF Communications Dept, and not by the IAAF Statistics and Documentation Division. Robles was on the track – finishing fourth in 13.11 – when Liu set the 110 hurdles world record of 12.88 seconds in 2006. The 21-year-old Cuban led throughout to win in 12.93 seconds and mark his first Olympics with a gold medal. He ran even faster with 13.04 to finish fourth in the historic Lausanne race on July 11, in which Liu Xiang broke the world record. After taking a physical conditioning course, he started his sport and physical education studies at the Manuel Fajardo University of Sports and Physical Education. American rival David Oliver finished third. Dayron Robles profile ... Robles went on to claim gold and has also taken the world record. After recovering from his injury, he entered the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. After such a superb campaign, he looks forward to winning his first global title at the World Indoor Championships in Valencia. But first the distance events. ABSTRACT: A biomechanical analysis of the athlete Dayron Robles’ hurdle race was carried out using state-of-the-art technology, along with the Spanish record holder Jackson Quiñónez. 4:31. manny robles breaks down the 20 rds of his fighters during their workouts EsNews Boxing. Former record: Dayron Robles, Cuba, 12.87. Playing next. Track and field. With no previous indoor experience, he claimed the silver medal at the World Indoor Championships, in Moscow. [3] At the 2006 World Indoor Championships in Moscow he finished second with a new personal best time (indoor) of 7.46 seconds. Racing to a kidney transplant. The win marked a return to form and he said his first indoor gold ahead of the American was as important to him as his Olympic victory two years earlier. Ostrava, Czech Republic - Just hours after becoming the sixth Cubanto break a World senior record outdoors, sprint hurdler Dayron Robles,who trains at the IAAF High Performance Training Centre inCuba, believes that "every world record is perfect. In 2008, he went to the pinnacle of his career when he became the 110m hurdles world record holder and Olympic champion. Robles finished his junior career on a high note in 2005, breaking the 33-year old Central American and Caribbean junior record twice as he ran 13.47 and 13.46, the latter to win the Pan American junior title in Windsor, Canada. [9], During the 2009 IAAF World Championships, Dayron Robles was forced out of the competition, not finishing his semi-final because of muscular injury. OSTRAVA (Czech Republic), June 13: Cuban Dayron Robles broke China’s Olympic and world champion Liu Xiang’s 110 metres hurdles record on Thursday two months before the Beijing Olympics. Olympic champion Dayron Robles set a stadium record of 13.04 seconds to win the 110-meter hurdles in the Diamond League meet at Crystal Palace. Dayron Robles (born 19 November 1986) is a Cuban track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metre hurdles. Cuba’s Dayron Robles took the world record away from Liu Xiang, challenging the Chinese hurdler’s status as prohibitive favorite entering his homeland’s Olympics. The Cuban province has inspired popular songs like Guantanamera and turns out famous athletes like Robles, the world record-holder in the 110m hurdles (12.87 seconds). Robles will be part of a marquee showdown in Beijing against defending Olympic champion Liu Xiang, a hero in China whose own world record Robles broke in June by .01 sec. However, he followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Eulogio Robles (who represented Cuba in the 400m hurdles in the 1970s) and became a sprint hurdler instead. Cuba’s Dayron Robles took the world record away from Liu Xiang, challenging the Chinese hurdler’s status as prohibitive favorite entering his homeland’s Olympics. He won his first international medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics, taking the silver medal in the 110 m hurdles which was Cuba's only medal of the competition. Alan Abrahamson. OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC — Cuba's Dayron Robles took the world record away from Liu Xiang, challenging the Chinese hurdler's status as prohibitive favorite going into his … After three wins in Spain (13.28 in Alcalá de Henares), he posted a surprising 13.11 to finish second in Paris on his Golden League debut, ahead of France’s world champion Ladji Doucouré and China’s Olympic gold medallist Liu Xiang. World record holder Dayron Robles lived up to his pre-race billing by storming to victory in the men's 110m hurdles. Dayron Robles could be one of the best 110m hurdeler ever born... that men has the fastest foot work ever..... Did anybody see him in Paris or when he broke the record...? Dayron Robles, the world record holder in the 110m hurdles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medalist, will be visiting the US in the coming weeks. The two competitors met four times in 2007, however, with each winning twice. Browse more videos. The 60m races feature the current world leaders, with Asafa Powell also going in the men's, while Dayron Robles takes on Liu Xiang in the men's hurdles and Jessica Ennis tests herself against Danielle Carruthers in the women's. I will achieve that. In 2008, he went to the pinnacle of his career when he became the 110m hurdles world record holder and Olympic champion. [8] Robles went on to comfortably win the gold medal, posting a time of 12.93 s in the final. World record holder for the 110 metres hurdles Dayron Robles of Cuba attends a news conference on the eve of IAAF World Athletics Tour Zlata Tretra trophy meeting in Ostrava on June 16, 2009. “I only know that he’s competing in Valencia which means more rivalry and that’s good for me, no problem,” the Cuban said. Liu hit the tenth hurdle, with a second arm collision with Robles, slowing Liu enough to finish in third. They both come from the same roots in the easternmost province of Guantanamo. This was great disappointment for Robles, who had posted nine of the 11 fastest times of the winter season and was a favorite for winning the gold medal. One of his best friends in the team is 2007 triple jump world champion Yargelis Savigne. Dayron Robles, Olympic Champion in Beijing 2008 in the 110 m hurdles, was absent at the Paris Diamond League in Athletics Friday, where David Oliver leads the event with the season´s best record (12.89) followed by Ryan Wilson USA (13.12) and Ronnie Ash USA (13.21). Just a week before the World Cup, Robles equaled Garcia’s national record of 13.00 to finish second to Liu Xiang at the World Athletics Final, in Stuttgart, becoming the 13th fastest hurdler in history. In the final, Robles was out first, clearly ahead by the first hurdle; he pulled away to a clear victory. He was disqualified at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 110 metres hurdles. 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