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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...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trey Hardee, Jen Kessy, Liu Xiang Among Olympic Athletes Wearing Kinesio Tape (Photos)

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...
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Yes, This WTF is Happening Here Homoerotic Olympic Moment Happened

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... [[ Read More ]]
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Liu will require operation after Olympic fall

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will require an operation on his right Achilles tendon. The 2004 Olympic champion was injured Tuesday during the 110-meter hurdle heats at the London Olympics. Liu's representative, Jos Hermens, said Wednesday that the operation would likely take place in England. Chinese team leader Feng Shuyong said the initial assessment of Liu's injury was...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Liu Xiang to race at London meet before Olympics

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 ''...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

China's Liu Xiang wins 110 hurdles in Japan

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Xiang bests Robles at Birmingham Grand Prix

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  |  Discuss

Xiang gets better of Robles as rivalry resumes

Liu Xiang beat Dayron Robles in a resumption of their hurdling rivalry before the London Olympics, and Lerone Clarke upstaged Jamaican sprint rival Asafa Powell at 60 meters at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday.
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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