China’s Liu Xiang celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 110m hurdles final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games. Photo: Reuters

On this day: Lu Xiang wins China’s first Olympic gold medal in track and field with victory in 110m hurdles at Athens 2004

  • The 21-year-old set an Olympic record and matched Colin Jackson’s world record time
  • Millions tuned in back home to cheer the hurdler into the history books
Topic |   IOC (International Olympic Committee)

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China’s Liu Xiang celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s 110m hurdles final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Summer Games. Photo: Reuters
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