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Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang announces divorce

BEIJING (AP) Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, one of China's best-known athletes, says he is getting a divorce after a nine-month marriage to actress Ge Tian. Liu, who won gold in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, announced the divorce Thursday on his personal social media account, citing incompatibility. Liu writes that ''we are ending this marriage today...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2004 Olympic hurdles champ Liu Xiang confirms retirement

BEIJING (AP) Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang has confirmed his retirement more than two years after his last race, citing age and injuries. The 31-year-old Liu says on his microblog on Tuesday the decision is sad and painful, but felt he had no other choice after years of nagging injuries. The Shanghai native hasn't competed since withdrawing at the London Olympics in...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang to retire

  A Chinese newspaper says the country's former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang plans to announcement his retirement next week following nagging injuries. The Shanghai native has not competed since withdrawing at the London Olympics in 2012 after rupturing his Achilles tendon. He pulled out of the 2008 Beijing Games with a similar injury. The 31-year-old Liu became one of China...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanyu's historic gold for Japan no flash in pan

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 out...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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