Liu Xiang pulls out of Olympics with injury

Breaking: A right achilles injury has prematurely ended Liu Xiang’s Beijing Olympic dreams.

Update by Richard: It’s being broadcast live right now on CCTV – his coach Sun Haiping is crying his eyes out explaining his injury. Everyone in my office is huddled around the TV set watching, visibly depressed. All that time training for this, four years, gone.


Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 51 Comments

Liu is ok… dude got lucky in Athens, there is no way he could have beaten that Cuban dude even he had been 100%

Liu is one of the biggest hypes ever in Chinese sports, second only to Yao Ming..

And he’s just laughing all the way to cash his checks from Nike, Mengniu, Lining and Xisibao xifu..

September 3, 2008 @ 8:23 am | Comment

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