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Liu Xiang wins in 12.87 seconds

Updated: June 2, 2012, 9:24 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Liu Xiang lunged across the finish line and quickly looked up to his left at the giant scoreboard.

Then, he impatiently waited.

A split second later -- only it felt like an eternity -- the board flashed Liu's time in big, white characters -- 12.87 seconds.

That sent the 110-meter hurdler from China straight into euphoria as he thrust his fist into the air before dancing and skipping around the track with unbridled exuberance.

Sure, there was the ...

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