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Liu Xiang
Name:  Liu Xiang
Hometown:  Shanghai, China
Age:  24
Team:  China 110M Hurdles
Hobbies:  Singing karaoke, playing video games
With a name that means �to soar� in Chinese, it�s not very hard to understand that this young 24-year-old from Shanghai has already achieved so much in his short career. Currently ranked number 1 in the world, the charismatic Liu Xiang has become a hero and role model for many people his age. He is the first ever male Chinese athlete to win a gold medal in Olympic track and field history and he will be defending his title at the forthcoming 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
 
  Career Highlights
  • 2007 110m hurdles Gold Medal at the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2007 110m hurdles Gold Medal at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, United States
  • 2006 110m hurdles Gold Medal and new Asian Games record at the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar
  • 2006 110m hurdles Gold Medal at the IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2006 110m hurdles Gold Medal and new world record at the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2005 110m hurdles Silver Medal at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland
  • 2005 Awarded the Laureus World Sports Award for Newcomer of the Year
  • 2004 110m hurdles Olympic Gold Medal at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games
  • 2004 60m hurdles Silver Medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  • 2003 Listed among top ten athletes of China
  • 2003 Gold Medal at the National Grand Prix, Silver medal at the IAAF Grand Prix in Zagreb
  • 2003 Bronze Medal in the men's 60m hurdles at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom (the first medal for China in 18 years)
  • 2003 110m hurdles Bronze Medal at the IAAF World Championships in Paris, France
  • 2002 110m hurdles Gold Medal at the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea
  • 2002 110m hurdles Gold Medal at the Asian Championships in Manila, Philippines
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