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Liu Quits, Chinese Reactions Mixed

World Journal, Posted: Aug 18, 2008


SAN FRANCISCO A heel injury kept Chinese runner Xiang Liu out of the Olympic 110-meter hurdles competition. The audience was so disappointed, most left the Birds Nest after Liu did, the Ming Pao Daily reports. Jinping Xi, Vice President of China got in touch with the National Sports Bureau to express his concern, saying he hopes Liu keep running after his injury heals. Chinese people posted their support and best wishes for Liu on the Internet. At the same time, some Olympics audiences say Liu fooled them by running away from the competition, and Liu lost face for them as well as China, according to the World Journal.



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