Champion hurdler Liu Xiang was the first Chinese man to earn a gold medal in an Olympics track event, winning the 100-meter hurdles at the 2004 Summer Games. The achievement earned him national popularity and global sponsorship, and made him the embodiment of China’s dreams for the 2008 Olympics, until a hamstring injury forced him to pull out of competition.

Liu Xiang was the first Chinese man to win a gold medal

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:34-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture, Society and Social Welfare, Sports & Recreation|Comments Off on LIU Xiang (Liú Xiáng 刘翔)|Liú Xiáng 刘翔 (LIU Xiang)

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