Liu injured again, while Bolt cruises

Agence France-Presse
Chinese athletics icon Liu Xiang suffered more Olympic pain here on Tuesday, August 7, as he crashed out in the opening round of the 110 metres hurdles

China's Liu Xiang reacts after falling while competing in the men's 110m hurdles heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Chinese icon Liu Xiang suffered fresh Olympic Games heartbreak Tuesday, August 7, when he crashed out of the 110m hurdles while double 100m champion Usain Bolt cruised casually through his 200m heat.

Former Olympic champion and world record holder Liu, 29, had been left distraught in 2008 when he was forced to withdraw just moments before his opening heat in front of his home fans at the Beijing Games.

His return to the Olympic arena on Tuesday lasted just a split second when he ploughed into the first hurdle with his left leading leg and crashed heavily to the track. He has reportedly damaged his achilles, a recurring injury.

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