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Emotional farewell from Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang

Updated: 2015-04-07 20:36
By Sun Xiaochen (chinadaily.com.cn)

Emotional farewell from Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang

Athens Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang stumbles in a premilinary for the 110-meter hurdles at the London Olympics on Aug 7,2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Xiang's profile

Born:July 13, 1983 (aged 31)

Hometown:Shanghai, China

Married:September 8, 2014

Retired:April 7, 2015 

Wife:Ge Tian

Height:1.89 meters

Weight:85 kilograms

Sport:110m hurdles, athletics

Career:Joined national team in 1999

Coach:Sun Haiping


2004 Athens Olympics Games, gold medal, 12.91 sec

Tying the world record at the time; winning China's first men's Olympic gold medal in a track and field event

2006 Lausanne Super Grand Prix, gold medal, 12.88 sec

Liu set a new world record in men's 110 meter hurdles 13 years after Colin Jackson set the record of 12.91 sec in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1993

2007 Osaka World Athletics Championships, gold medal, 12.95 sec

Liu becomes a grand slam winner as an Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder

2008 Valencia World Indoor Championships, 60m hurdles gold medal, 7.46 sec

2012 Eugene IAAF Diamond League, gold medal, 12.87 seconds

Personal best record in 110m hurdles

2002, 2006, 2010 Asian Games, gold medal

2001, 2005, 2009 National Games, gold medal

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