The men's 110-meter hurdles has some different favorites than expected in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
With the preliminary heats concluded, one top competitor failed to advance. China's Liu Xiang, who won the gold at the 2004 Olympics, didn't get over the first hurdle. And according to Andrew Das of the New York Times:
Chines track official says Liu will have tests at hospital, but strongly suggests his right Achilles' is torn. #london2012— Andrew Das (@AndrewDasNYT) August 7, 2012
Such an unfortunate way to go out.
And to open the field even more, Poland's Artur Noga—who took fifth in Beijing—pulled up before the first hurdle in the same heat, per NBC News photo blog.
To that end, the window of opportunity has extended itself. So, let's look at a revised list of the top medal contenders in the men's 110-meter hurdles.