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Monday, August 18, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Monday Olympic Updates: Liu Xiang hurt


BEIJING - Liu Xiang and the entire nation of China looked forward to this moment for years. Liu Xiang and the entire nation of China looked forward to this moment for years: The defending Olympic champion lining up to run the 110-meter hurdles at the Beijing Games. He didn't even get to race. Grimacing and rubbing his troublesome right hamstring before getting into his crouch, Liu pulled up lame just steps into the first round of qualifying Monday, leaving the Summer Games' host country without one of its biggest stars — and far and away its biggest star in track and field.

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