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Pearson edges Americans in hurdles

Pearson edges Americans in hurdles

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Sally Pearson of Australia fought off a trio of Americans Tuesday and won the Olympic 100-meter hurdles and give her country its second gold medal of the day.

Chinese star injured in qualifying heats

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Liu Xiang of China, 110-meter hurdle gold medalist eight years ago, fell hard in his Olympic qualifying heat Tuesday and left the arena in a wheelchair.
Chinese track star withdraws from Games

Chinese track star withdraws from Games

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Defending Olympic hurdles champion Liu Xiang of China limped off the track in pain Monday and withdrew from the Olympics.
Track likely to spread medal wealth around

Track likely to spread medal wealth around

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- Track and Field

Marion Jones has dismal Olympics

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Olympics crashed to a conclusion for Marion Jones Friday with disappointments in both the long jump and 400-meter relay.

Olympic Medal: Men's 110 Hurdles

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's 110 hurdles:
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LIU Xiang of China sprints across the finish line in the Olympic men's 110-meter hurdles final at the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 27, 2004. Mr. Liu equalled the Olympic record with a time of 12.91 seconds. (UPI Photo / Claus Andersen)
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Liu Xiang (simplified Chinese: 刘翔; traditional Chinese: 劉翔; pinyin: Liú Xiáng; born July 13, 1983 in Putuo, Shanghai, China) is a Chinese 110 metre hurdler. Liu is an Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion. His 2004 Olympic gold medal was the first in a men's track and field event for China.

Liu is one of China's most commercially successful athletes and has emerged as a cultural icon. He is the first Chinese athlete to achieve the "triple crown" of athletics: World Record Holder, World Champion and Olympic Champion. He was the favorite to win another gold in the 110 metre hurdles at the Beijing Olympics, but much to the dismay of his fans, he had to withdraw from competition at the last moment after a false start and aggravation to a previously unrevealed injury.

In May 2001, he won at the East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan with a time of 13.42 seconds. In August 2001, he won at the World University Games in Beijing, China with a time of 13.33 seconds. He also won at the 9th National Games of the People's Republic of China that same year.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Liu Xiang."
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