Our "Flying Man" Quit the game because of injury?

China
August 18, 2008 9:16pm CST
Ok, his name is Liu Xiang. He announced his quit at 11:55am yesterday morning. He's the champion of 110m hurdles in 2004 Olympic Games. The first one of Chinese history to get that gold medal and also break the world record. 4 years later, what has happened to him. All people are in great hopes of his victory again in our own country, in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Are we placing too much pressure on him? What will you do if you were him, what do you take this incident? Is he degrade because of paying too much attention to economic activities, such as activities? It is really a pity/ Good luck Liu Xiang, hope you recover soon and fly again
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@bjcyrix (6905)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Hey, Im sorry to hear that. I hope he is fine. It was great that he broke the world record and that he won the gold medal back then. He tried this year but I guess he is getting on in years or just plain bad luck. Well, a speedy recovery to Liu Xiang and goodluck to all of the players.
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• China
22 Aug 08
Hey, bjcyrix, i don't know the true reason why he quit, but no matter what, it's his choice, i respect that. But i don't tolerate cheating. All right, there're still lots of other althletes who strive for the glory in the spirit of Olympics. Good luck to all the players
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@bjcyrix (6905)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
yeah cheating is really something. Especially in events this big. Well, Congratulations to your country in always being in the Top 2 and competing closely with the US.^_^
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• China
25 Aug 08
Hey, this time China tops in the gold medal board-51. We're No.2 in total medals.
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@youless (105960)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug 08
In fact I think it's not so normal because here the media all have one voice for Liu Xiang. I still have many doubts about this issue, and I know there are some people feel the same like me. I've read a lot via the net about this issue and there are both positive and negative opinions about it from the individuals. In my opinion, I think this issue is somewhat doubtful. I really wish Liu Xiang quit it because of injury. If I were him, I would quit to run before the match and told everybody I did so because I was injured. As long as I was in the competition, I would not quit it. I would try to finish it. I love China
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• China
22 Aug 08
Hey, youless, i doubt that too. Things won't be that simple. If he's really badly hurt and can't attend the competition, he should have known his own health condition and announce beforehand. If he's not that injured, he should have fallen from the competition, not right before the race. It's kinda of performance from my point of view
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@xyrrwcom (13)
• China
19 Aug 08
This is extremely regrettable for the Chinese.
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• China
19 Aug 08
If I were him,I will continue to run,if I can go.
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@AmbiePam (58388)
• United States
19 Aug 08
It is unfortunate that he had to withdraw, and I have followed his story on our American TV networks. But if he is hurt like he says, it is good for him to sit out. It would be awful if he competed, and then injured himself so badly that he never was the same. Several of our own American athletes have had to drop out of competition, one being the gold medal winner in his respective sport (NOT track and field) back in Athens in 2004. But if he had competed, he surely would have hurt himself even worse. It is sad though to work so hard, and not be able to compete in something he has trained all his life for.
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19 Aug 08
Hi lynettebyc, I was watching that and The way his face was we all new he was in pain but he tried to carry on but when some one fault started and he started to limp he knew he couldn't go on, it was such a shame but he will be like you said flying again. Tamara
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Was this the guy who flew the torch up to the bigger torch? What a shame that he got injured! Safety first is the best motto. It is only right for him to quit and recover. I hope he can get some acupuncture.
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• China
22 Aug 08
No, that guy is Li Ning, he used to be a gymnastic player and he has retired now because of the age. Liu Xiang is 110 hurdles athlete in track and trace competition.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Oh, thanks for the info! No way, scoops, acupuncture is painless unless you tense up from fear or something. It has given me a freedom I would not have otherwise known. Most of any symptoms I get, spasms, lumps, pani, all go away or lessen greatly with acupuncture! It is an ancient art.
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• China
26 Aug 08
Yeah, Scoop, acupuncture is an ancient method in traditional Chinese medicine, it's magic. But to tell the truth, i haven't used it before. Olivemai, you must know much more about it than me
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@hellcowboy (7378)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I am sorry to hear that he quit my friend because it sounds like he was one of the bests and I am glad to hear that he was the first one in Chinese history to get the gold medal for the 110m hurdles,and that he broke the world record,it does seem like everyone was putting to much pressure on him,and I think if I were him I would have quit also,and I think he might be degraded because of all the attention on economic activities.
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• China
28 Aug 08
Yeah, hellcowboy, you really got a good point there, sounds that you paid some attention on him and you know a lot about him and Chinese culture. Glad to see that
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• United States
29 Aug 08
I feel that is better to keep up with the cultures of different countries to get a better understanding of them because we are all brothers and sisters under God,have a great day,good luck in your life,and Happy Posting my friend.
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@gabbana (1815)
• China
24 Aug 08
yeah, that's really big loss for our chinese team, i feel sorry for that though by no means i'm a sports fan. people around me are all regretful for him.
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@Hatley (164037)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Aug 08
lynettebyc hi I watched the poor guy Liu Ziang, and he was in' agony and still he tried to run the hurdles but he just could not. You could see he was in real pain and that doing any more'hurdling would just make his injury that much worse. I was sad for him and for Chinese people too, but surely no one could fault him for stopping before he could not walk at all? No medal is worth ruining your legs for, not any way shape or 'form.