Olympics Day 12: Image of the day

Agence France-Presse
Cuba's Dayron Robles fails during the men's 110m hurdles final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday, August 8

A coincidence of sorts.

China’s 110m hurdles star Liu Xiang had surgery on his badly ruptured Achilles tendon Wednesday, August 8 as his arch-rival Dayron Robles also limped out of the London Olympics.

The Cuban world record-holder hit a hurdle and pulled up clutching a hamstring, as Aries Merritt took gold ahead of American team-mate Jason Richardson and Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment.

The final comes a year after the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, when Robles was disqualified for reaching into the next lane and pulling Liu’s arm as he powered ahead. Liu was awarded silver behind Richardson. – Rappler.com

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