110 Metre Hurdles

Fans share Liu's pain, while some express anger

Chinese fans were stunned by Liu Xiang's fall in his Olympics 110 metre hurdles heat yesterday, with some sympathetic, others disappointed, still others angry and some suspicious about the circumstances of his failure.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:08pm

Liu on track for Beijing glory

All eyes will be on superstar hurdler Liu Xiang as he competes in front of his adoring fans at the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games. The 110-metre world record holder is one of China's biggest hopes.

Liu achieved stardom at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where he clinched the mainland's first-ever track and field gold medal.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Liu Xiang steals the show, sparks questions

Surrounded by dignitaries from home and abroad, Liu Xiang stole the limelight in Tiananmen Square yesterday - and left many wondering who would have the glory of lighting the cauldron at the opening of the Beijing Games.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hurdling high

The hurdles is one of the fastest and most strenuous races in the Olympic Games. Right, they're off! Over they go!

Hurdling is for runners with springs on their feet. The sprint hurdles race is 110 metres for men and 100m for women.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Time for cashing in is over, athletes warned

Stars such as Liu Xiang told to focus on training

Mainland sports authorities are poised to bring forward a ban on commercial activities by the nation's elite athletes in order to eliminate distractions in the build-up to the Beijing Games.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Liu 'more important than my family'

Coach says injury is only concern before Olympics

Track and field success means more than family, the coach of Chinese gold-medal hurdling sensation Liu Xiang said yesterday.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Liu's coach warns he must run quicker for gold in Olympics

Scintillating as it was, a re-run of Liu Xiang's Osaka performance might not be enough to secure the Olympic 110 metres hurdles title next year, said the coach of the newly-crowned world champion.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Liu 'sure to pull in crowds'

The Shanghai Golden Grand Prix should still be a great success despite a weakened field, say the organisers.

Heading the field announced yesterday is superstar hurdler Liu Xiang, backed by elite athletes in Americans Shawn Crawford (100 metres), Jeremy Wariner (400m) and Lauryn Williams (100m) and France's Christine Arron (100m).

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Liu headlines stellar field for China's biggest meet

Olympic champion Liu Xiang may have narrowly missed out on a gold medal at the World Championships in Helsinki, but he gets a chance to turn the tables on his rivals in his home town when China stages its biggest and most important meeting in Shanghai next month.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


Liu Xiang

Age: 21

Height: 1.89m

Weight: 85kg

Event: Men's 110m Hurdles

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Event presents series of obstacles

Hurdling is a sport in which competitors must leap over a series of 10 barriers called hurdles. The most popular outdoor events are the 110-metre high hurdles for men, 100-metre high hurdles for women and 400-metre intermediate hurdles. High hurdles are 107 centimetres, intermediate hurdles are 91 cm and low hurdles are 76 cm high. In the women's 100-metre hurdles, the height is 84 cm.

2 Dec 1999 - 12:00am