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Studio interview: Was Liu Xiang's failure expected

08-08-2012 09:09 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The pain continues from the Beijing Olympics. Liu Xiang, an athletics icon in China hobbled to the end of the race after falling because of pains. Full Story >>

For more analysis on Liu Xiang’s falling at the London Olympics, we are joined by our current affairs commentator Gao Zhikai.

Q1. When billions of Chinese saw Liu Xiang fell, I think just two words on everybody’s mind, "what, again?" What were thinking?

Q2. In fact, many people make huge bets online that Liu Xiang would loose the game in London. The fact that people kind of expected it says a lot about the athlete and the sport, right?

Q3. Is he really not fit for competition this time or he just staged a show of tripping to avoid criticism? why there is a credibility problem about an athlete?

Q4. In a way, Liu Xiang is no longer just a hurdler, he has so much expectation on his shoulder, he is a heartthrob of many, and a role model of even more, do you think this is the way it should be for a young athlete?

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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