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August 27, 2004
Today in Athens

China's Liu Xiang celebrates after finishing first in the men's 110 metre hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium in Athens on Friday night.

Liu equalled the world record of 12.91 seconds to become the first Chinese man to win an Olympic track and field title.

Liu matched the mark set 11 years ago by Briton Colin Jackson in Stuttgart, Germany.

Photographs: Getty Images

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