Liu Xiang shares medal with Trammell
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Chinese Olympic champion Liu Xiang was forced to share victory with America's Terrence Trammell at Lausanne's Super Grand Prix on Tuesday.
Liu tied with Terrence Trammell in the 110 metre hurdles in 13.05 seconds.
The much-anticipated face-off between Liu and American world champion Allen Johnson failed to materialise after a reported knee injury forced Johnson to pull out just before the start.
The 23-year-old Olympic champion comfortably cleared 4.93 metres, adding a centimetre to the previous best mark which she herself set in Brussels last September.
"It's fantastic for me, I'm so happy," Isinbayeva told Reuters. "It's not easy, even if it looks easy."
Despite that claim, the former gymnast says she has already cleared five metres in training though she intends to take her world record attempts "one centimetre at a time."
Her long term aim is to surpass the haul of Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka who set 35 world records during his career.
"I don't know how high I can jump," the Russian added. "Maybe 5.10 or even 5.15. I just don't know my potential."
Tuesday's performance earned Isinbayeva her seventh outdoor world record,
with the other seven achieved at indoor meetings.