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Americans have a chance in 110 meter hurdles after Liu Xiang pulls out

After Liu Xiang pulled out of his heat in the 110 meter hurdles, the field has opened up a little.

Dayron Robles from Cuba holds the world record for the event and will be the favorite to win gold. David Oliver also thinks he has a chance, “Prognosticators don’t know very much,’’ said Oliver, who [...]

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I suppose it is commercial reality but when a heavily sponsored athlete like Liu Xiang doesn’t perform well or is injured, it can be a blow to advertisers.
“His marketing value has been seriously diminished,” said Chris Renner, president for China of sports marketing agency Helios Partners.
Liu Xiang is China’s second richest athlete behind [...]

Liu Xiang has apologized for pulling out of the men’s 110 meter hurdles yesterday.
“There’s so many people concerned about me and who support me. I feel very sorry. But there’s really nothing I could do,” a downcast, disconsolate Liu told China Central Television in an interview aired Tuesday.
I don’t know why he didn’t pull out [...]

Everyone in China will be talking about Liu Xiang’s shock withdrawal from the 110 meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics.
Liu pulled out of the starting blocks and ran just a few steps before pulling up, limping. He soon exited the arena to the back of the stadium.
Liu Xiang’s face is plastered all [...]

After yesterday’s busy day with 37 gold medals decided, the action becomes a little more sedate with just 18 medals to be decided.
At 21:10 Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi will defend his Olympic title in the men’s 3000 meter steeplechase.
Pamela Jelimo of Kenya is favorite to win the the gold medal in the women’s [...]

Huge expectations are being placed on Liu Xiang in the lead up to the 110 meter hurdles final on Thursday. Media even met his parents at the train station in Beijing as they arrived from Shanghai.
He still however, has a nagging injury which could make a repeat of his Athens’ performance difficult.
“He [...]

The men’s 100 meter sprint is definitely going to be one of the highlights of the Beijing Olympics. The three favorites Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt will battle for the gold medal and title of ‘fastest man in the world’.
The heats start this Friday and the final will be [...]