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Liu embodies true Olympic spirit:China's athletics team leader

08-07-2012 21:34 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Liu Xiang embodies the true Olympic spirit, China's athletics team leader Feng Shuyong said after Liu fell at the first hurdle in the men's 110m hurdles heat at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

China's Liu Xiang (C) falls during men's 110m hurdles heat at London 2012 Olympic Games, London, Britain, Aug. 7, 2012. Liu Xiang was disqualified for semifinal.(Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

On Liu Xiang's feelings after getting another injury at the Olympic Games four years after he withdrew from Beijing 2008, Feng said at a press conference, "We've all seen how hard it is for him. It is such a pity but his spirit is there."

"It is the true Olympic spirit, winning is not so important, participation is what matters," Feng said.


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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