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Liu Xiang---Forever Hero
发布时间:2015-06-10 浏览次数:

China's "flying man" Liu Xiang said goodbye personally at Diamond League Shanghai on May 17, according to the organizing committee. The second this news was announced, fans were shocked and kinda depressed.


Liu, the China's first male Olympic champion in athletics, had announced his retirement on April 7, but only through blog, a Chinese equivalent to Twitter, ending his 19-year dramatic career. Liu had achieved good results in Shanghai. As the Golden Grand Prix updated to Diamond League in 2010, Liu won in front of his home crowd for four times in his all seven attendance. The best known athletics Olympic champion in China was also a second quitter in the Olympic Games. He stunned the world twice at two consecutive Olympic Games with almost the same reason -- ruptured Achilles tendon. Liu made the history to win the 110m hurdles at the 2004 Athens Games, which was equal to Briton Colin Jackson's world record of 12.91 seconds. He shattered the world record when he clocked 12.88 seconds at an IAAF meet in Lausanne in 2006, also,he won the world champion in Osaka 2007 to become the first male hurdler to own Olympic and world titles and the world record at the same time. Even after the tragic injury at Beijing Olympic Games, Liu managed to be back on his top form with a strong will. But he had never come back to the track after the London Games. When he was in down times, he went through not only encouragement but also query. On one hand, a number of people criticized that he tired to cover up his failure through injury. On the other hand, amount of people encouraged him and showed their sympathy. As a matter of fact, Liu has won honor for country and climbed the peak of life. He is the hero, and now he retires, both forever. What we should do is to cherish the time he spent with us.

 

Editor: Li Meng Source: English Net

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