Liu Xiang, 2010 Asian Games, photo by PhotoRun.net
BEIJING (CHN): 2004 Olympic 110mH champion Liu Xiang has said that there is only a slim chance that he will be able to compete at the 2015 World Championships, report China Daily. "I think the possibility (of competing) is pretty slim," explained the Chinese star. "I might be able to take part in the event in another role (not as an athlete)". Liu urged the media to focus on the new wave of Chinese athletes that are performing well on the world stage.
(Editor's note: Liu Xiang is an amazing athlete, and at his zenith, he was one of the world's finest hurdlers. China's finest athlete has battled back from crippling injuries to regain world class stature. One can only have so many achilles injuries as a hurdler.)