Unlike when Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang made a major Olympic breakthrough for Asian men, Yuzuru Hanyu's historic gold medal for Japan in figure skating looks less a flash in the pan and more of a significant shift in his sport's center of gravity.
American coach Frank Carroll can still recall when Japan was sending experts abroad with notepads and movie cameras to try to work...
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After announcing its presence to the world via the blue- or black-clad left shoulder of Kerri Walsh Jennings in Beijing in 2008, kinesio tape has been back with a vengeance for the London Olympics. The athletic tape -- which has been around for decades but has come into vogue within the past few years -- supposedly helps athletes deal with pain and injuries. But scientists and medical...
It was one of the more touching moments when Liu Xiang was helped across the finish line after rupturing his achilles tendon in the 110m hurdles race. However, we’re not sure why Liu felt it...
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August 09, 2012
Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion Liu Xiang of China says he will race at the London Diamond League meeting two weeks before the Olympics.
Liu won gold at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He pulled out of the 2008 Beijing Games because of an injury, but is the early favorite for the London Games that begin July 27.
Liu says the Aviva London Grand Prix on July 13 will be a ''...
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June 27, 2012
Liu Xiang defeated world champion Jason Richardson to win the men's 110-meter hurdles at the rain-soaked Shanghai Diamond League meet on Saturday.
Jamaican runners topped their American rivals in the sprints. Asafa Powell held off Michael Rodgers to win the 100 meters, while Veronica Campbell-Brown beat Carmelita Jeter in the women's 200.
Liu and Richardson were even through...
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May 19, 2012
Chinese star Liu Xiang stepped up his Olympic preparations by winning the 110-meter hurdles in rain and wind Sunday at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix meet.
Allyson Felix of the U.S. won the women's 100 meters in 11.22. She beat Melissa Breen of Australia by 0.16 seconds. Chisato Fukushima of Japan was third in 11.39.
Liu, the 2004 Olympic champion and 2007 world champion, finished...
Two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva broke her indoor pole vault world record at the XL Galan meet Thursday, and Dayron Robles won the 60-meter hurdles after Liu Xiang was disqualified for a false start.
Liu Xiang beat Dayron Robles in a resumption of their hurdling rivalry before the London Olympics, and Lerone Clarke upstaged Jamaican rival Asafa Powell in the 60-meter sprint at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday.
February 18, 2012