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Track and field

Liu couldn't clear hurdle

China icon unable to get over pain

By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / August 19, 2008

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The symbolic face of the Beijing Games changed when defending Olympic champion Liu Xiang withdrew from the 110-meter hurdles yesterday because of a right foot injury. Without pictures of Liu effortlessly clearing hurdles in his first qualifying heat, the day's most enduring image came from his personal coach, Sun Haiping, at a news conference for the shocking development. ... (Full article: 1051 words)

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