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Liu Xiang crashes out of men's 110m hurdles at Olympic Games

08-07-2012 19:52 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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China's track icon Liu Xiang has fallen at the first hurdle in the qualifier of the London Olympics Men's 110m race.

Liu Xiang crashed and fell heavily into the hurdle with his left leading leg. His coach Sun Haiping said before the heat that the foot injury is still troubling the star hurdler.

Liu Xiang holds the Olympics record of 12.91 seconds. He set the record and won the first gold medal for Chinese male track and field athletes in the 2000 Athens Games.

But his Achilles injury forced him out of the Beijing Games four years ago. Liu's personal best of 12.88 seconds created at the Super Grand Prix in Lausanne in 2006, makes him the second fastest hurdler after Cuba's Dayron Robles.

His team mate Xie Wenjun clocked 13.43 seconds, coming third and making it into the semifinal. Shi Dongpeng also missed out on the semi-final in Tuesday's qualification race, with 13.78 seconds.

 

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)

Liu Xiang of China crashed out of men's 110m hurdles as he hit the first hurdle in
heat 6 at London Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Liu Xiang of China crashed out of men's 110m hurdles as he hit the first hurdle
in heat 6 at London Olympic Games on Tuesday. Liu Xiang gets out of track field
with one leg.

Liu Xiang of China crashed out of men's 110m hurdles as he hit the first hurdle
in heat 6 at London Olympic Games on Tuesday. Liu Xiang kisses hurdle.

Liu Xiang of China crashed out of men's 110m hurdles as he hit
the first hurdle in heat 6 at London Olympic Games on Tuesday.

China's Liu Xiang (C) leaves the venue supported by a staff member and a contestant
after men's 110m hurdles heat at London 2012 Olympic Games, London, Britain, Aug.
7, 2012. Liu Xiang tumbled and was disqualified for semifinal.(Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei)

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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