Shocker: Liu Xiang quits Olympic match

Liu Xiang pulls outTo the jaw-dropping disappointment of all 1.3 billion Chinese watching the Olympics – Liu Xiang pulled out of the 110m hurdles just minutes ago. An injury to his hamstring has been plaguing Liu for weeks, but he was hopeful he would be able to compete. It would be little surprise if he or his couch calculated it was better to not compete at all than to compete and fail in front of an entire nation that had pinned their Olympic hopes on him.