PHOTOS: Universal Sports, Reuters, Getty
Oliver won the first and second place 110m hurdles "in a blazing 12.94sec" over Chinese phenom Liu Xiang, who snapped his 20-win streak at the Shanghai Diamond League. "Oliver's time was the fastest in the world in this World Championships season, improving on the 13.07 previously posted by both Liu and Cuban Dayron Robles," reports AFP.
Oliver won the bronze medal in that event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Liu and the fit and bulging Robles won gold medals in the 2004 and 2008 games. Oliver is the only one of the the three without Olympic gold and "his last chance in all likelihood comes next summer in London," reported USA Today in a profile this week. "Oliver says, 'Next year will probably be my last Olympics. I'll definitely be trying to upgrade from bronze to gold.'"
Getty also lensed this gorgeous black and white editorial of Oliver recently in Orlando. More of those, more deltoid-rific images from the meet and watch video of Oliver break the record today AFTER THE JUMP ...