So sad to see Chinese hurdling legend Liu Xiang Crashing Out of the London 2012 Olympics! A suspected achilies injury put pay to his hopes of winning a second Olympic gold medal. Includes Unseen Footage of Liu Xiang re-emerging from the tunnel injured hopping down the 100 metre finishing straight and kissing the last hurdle! (possibly for the last time?) 07/08/12.
After 2004 Olympic gold medal winner Liu Xiang was tragically injured for the second straight Olympics, Sina Weibo users unleashed a torrent of comments. As host Yul Kwon reports, users were divided between those who consider him a hero, and those who call him a failure.
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IMAGE: China's Liu Xiang kisses the last hurdle in his lane after he crashed and failed to finish his men's 110m hurdles round 1 heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games: REUTERS/David Gray