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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

Liu Xiang is helped off the track after being injured in the 110m hurdles heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Aug 7, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

Liu Xiang's injuries:

April 2004

Injury:Cold

Effect:Withdrew from the Guilin Grand Prix

Feb 15, 2006

Injury:Sprained left ankle

Effect:Withdrew from the National Indoor Championships; absent from training for months

June 2008

Injury:Sore muscles on right leg

Effect:Withdrew from Grand Prix in New York; added effect, impaired training for 2008 Olympics

August 2008

Injury:Right Achilles tendon injury

Effect:Withdrew from 2008BeijingOlympics preliminaries

December 6, 2009

Injury:Surgery

Effect:A long recovery from a right Achilles tendon injury drew questions and speculations whether he could return to his peak

July 2010

Injury:Achilles tendon inflammation

Effect:Withdrew from the IAAF World Cup in Athletics in Croatia

August 2011

Injury:Waist muscle cramp

Effect:None

July 2012

Injury:Aches in rib area

Effect:Withdrew from the IAAF Diamond League London meet

August 2012

Injury:Achilles tendon injury

Effect:Withdrew from a heat of the 2012 London Olympics