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China’s Liu Xiang leaves cold London
2012-07-17 16:42:46 | (0 Comments)
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang is to avoid London's wet and cold weather until he competes at the Olympic Games.
Coach Sun Haiping said Liu, one of China's top sporting heroes, will train in Leverkusen in Germany.
He had arranged to train at St Mary's University College in Twickenham.
Liu won gold in Athens in 2004, but pulled out of the 2008 Beijing Games ahead of his much-anticipated race, an action that shocked China.
Other Chinese teams have also chosen to move their base because of the cold condition in London.
Liu Xiang left London for Leverkusen after pulling out of the Diamond League London Grand Prix final on July 13 - his 29th birthday - due to muscle pain.
However, coach Sun Haiping says Liu Xiang will be sure to fight to the end.
The men's 110-metre hurdles events will be held on August 7 and 8.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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