At 9:28 on July 13, 1983, a 9-jin boy was born in Shanghai. He was Liu Xiang.
In 1990, when Liu Xiang was 7 years old, he was selected by Zhong Suo GUI, the coach of the track and field team of guannong Xincun primary school in Shanghai, to practice track and field. Since then, he has been associated with sports.
In 1993, at the end of the fourth grade, Liu Xiang was selected by Gu Baogang to Shanghai Putuo District junior sports school to practice long jump.
In 1996, after a city 100 meter running competition, Liu Xiang was favored by Fang Shuiquan, coach of the second line track and field team of Shanghai Institute of sports technology, and then began to practice hurdles. Liu Xiang won the group B champion of Shanghai junior track and field championship in 1996. This is Liu Xiang's first hurdle champion in his memory.
In 1997, Liu Xiang won the second group champion of Shanghai junior track and field championship again. Then he went to Putuo District key middle school and Yichuan middle school, a traditional track and field school in Shanghai, where he studied and trained at the same time.
At the beginning of August 1998, in the track and field competition of the national youth age division competition held in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, Liu Xiang won the second place in the all-round event.
In March 1999, with Sun Haiping's all-out efforts, Liu Xiang returned to the ER shaoti to practice hurdles and entered the first-line team. From then on, Liu Xiang and his Master Sun Haiping got married and finally created the myth of 12.91 seconds. In April 1999, the national track and field Grand Prix was held in Xinzhuang, Shanghai. Liu Xiang won the fourth place in 14.19 seconds, and the champion was won by Cao Jing, Liu Xiang's then senior brother. In May 1999, Liu Xiang took part in the Henan Junior Championship and won the championship in 14.56 seconds.
begin to display one 's talent
In 1999, Liu Xiang entered the national team. The most basic task of Liu Xiang, who has just entered the national team, is to train his skills well.
In October 2000, Liu Xiang won the fourth place in the men's 110m hurdles of the World Youth Championships in Santiago, Chile, with 13.87 seconds. In November of the same year, Liu Xiang won the third place in the indoor competition in Lyon, France.
On May 6, 2001, Liu Xiang won the first place in the national track and Field Championships and Grand Prix series with a time of 13.32 seconds. On May 24, Liu Xiang won the first place in 13.42 seconds at the East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan. On August 28, Liu Xiang won the gold medal in 13.33 seconds at the Universiade. This is China's first gold medal in track and field at the Universiade. It is also Liu Xiang's first world championship. On November 19 of the same year, in the Ninth National Games, Liu Xiang won the championship in 13.36 seconds.
In July 2002, at the IAAF Grand Prix in Switzerland, Liu Xiang ran 13.12 seconds, breaking the Asian record of men's 110m hurdles and the world youth record of 13.23 seconds, which has been kept for 24 years. In August, Liu Xiang won the 14th Asian Track and field championship with a time of 13.56 seconds.
On March 16, 2003, Liu Xiang won the third place in the men's 60m hurdles competition of the 9th International Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, UK, with a score of 7.52 seconds, breaking the Asian Indoor record and becoming the only Asian player to win a medal in this competition, realizing the breakthrough of "zero" medal for Chinese men in this competition for 18 years.
On May 8, 2004, at the IAAF Grand Prix held in Osaka, Japan, Liu Xiang won the championship with a time of 13.06 seconds and created his personal best record at that time, surpassing American hurdler Alan Johnson's 13.12 seconds. This is the first time that Liu Xiang defeated Johnson face to face. On July 2, Liu Xiang took the second place at 13.11 seconds, one thousandth of a second slower than Alan Johnson at the IAAF Grand Prix in Rome. However, it was the same as Alan Johnson's result, which injected infinite confidence into Liu Xiang's decisive battle in Athens.
On August 28, 2004, in the men's 110m hurdles final of Athens Olympic Games, Liu Xiang broke the Olympic record by 12.91 seconds, tied the world record set by British Colin Jackson, won the gold medal, became the first men's Olympic champion in Chinese track and field, and created the myth of Chinese people in men's 110m hurdles. On August 12, at the 10th World Track and Field Championships, Liu Xiang finished second in 13.08 seconds. With a slight disadvantage of 0.01 seconds, he regretted that he missed the precious opportunity of integrating the Olympic and World Championships, but created the best result of Chinese male athletes in the history of World Championships. On September 17, Liu Xiang won the Gold Grand Prix of Shanghai international track and field competition in 13.05 seconds, creating the second best result of his career at that time.
On July 12, 2006, Liu Xiang broke the world record of men's 110m hurdles, which had been sleeping for 13 years, with a time of 12.88 seconds in the final of men's 110m hurdles in Lausanne Grand Prix of IAAF, and won the gold medal. The original world record of the event was 12.91 seconds held by Liu Xiang and British famous Colin Jackson. On September 9, 2006, in the final of men's 110m hurdles of IAAF Grand Prix held in Stuttgart, Germany, Liu Xiang won the championship in 12.93 seconds and broke the competition record. This is also the first time for Chinese athletes to win the IAAF finals.
In February 2007, Liu Xiang broke the Asian record in the 60m hurdles with 7.42 seconds in the German indoor track and field competition. On June 2, the champion of Reebok Grand Prix in New York scored 12.92 seconds. On August 31 and August 31, Liu Xiang won the men's 110m hurdles Grand Slam at the 11th World Athletics Championships in 12.95 seconds.
In March 2008, he won the 60m hurdles at the Valencia indoor World Championships in Spain in 7.46 seconds. On May 10, Osaka International Track and field Grand Prix won the gold medal in 13.19 seconds, and won the fifth consecutive championship in Osaka Grand Prix. At the same time, it played seven times in Japan, keeping the proud record of total victory.
The wounded returned to Beijing
On August 18, 2008, Liu Xiang recurred from his right heel tendon injury in the men's 110m hurdles preliminaries of the Beijing Olympic Games and withdrew from the Olympic Games.
Back to the top
On September 20, 2009, at the Shanghai international track and field gold Grand Prix, Liu Xiang ran the same 13.15 seconds as the champion Trammell, ranking second. This is Liu Xiang's first competition since he retired from the Beijing Olympic Games. On October 24, the 11th National Games, the men's 110m hurdles preliminaries, to 13.75 seconds group second identity smoothly advanced to the final. In the final, he won the championship in 13.34 seconds, becoming the first three consecutive champion in the men's 110m hurdles in the history of the National Games. On November 11, the Asian Track and Field Championships, the men's 110m hurdles preliminaries, 13.82 seconds as the first group smoothly advanced to the final. In the final, he won the championship in 13.50 seconds, achieving the third consecutive championship in the Asian Championships. On December 11, Liu Xiang easily won the first place in the East Asian Games in Hong Kong with a time of 13.66 seconds, achieving three consecutive titles and winning his third championship after his comeback.
March 12, 2010 Doha indoor track and Field Championships preliminaries to 7.79 seconds won the third group to advance to the semi-finals. March 14, in the semi-final, 7.68 seconds, the second group to advance to the final. In the final, he won the seventh place with 7.65 seconds, which also set a new personal best of the season. But it was the worst record of four indoor World Championships. On May 23, 2010, in the 110m hurdles final of Shanghai Grand Prix of Diamond League, he won the third place in 13.40 seconds. On November 24, 2010, Guangzhou Asian Games won the 110m hurdles final in 13.09 seconds, which broke the record of the Asian Games and became the first player in the history of the Asian Games to win the 110m hurdles three times in a row.
On February 12, 2011, in the final of men's 60m hurdles in Dusseldorf international indoor track and field competition, Germany, the third place was won in 7.60 seconds. February 14, Karlsruhe international indoor track and field competition in Germany, the men's 60 meter hurdles final, to 7.55 seconds to get the third. On May 15, 2011, Liu Xiang won the men's 110m hurdles of IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai in 13.07 seconds. On June 5, Liu Xiang picked silver in 13.00 seconds in Eugene station of IAAF Diamond League, which is his best result since 2008. On July 10, Liu Xiang broke the record of Asian championship with 13.22 seconds, and created a legend of quadruple champion. On August 29, 2011, in the final of the men's 110m hurdles of the 13th World Athletics Championships, after passing the eighth hurdle, Roberts interfered twice and seriously affected the rhythm. In the end, he regretted winning the silver medal and his fourth world championship medal.
On February 23, 2012, Liu Xiang was disqualified from the men's 60m hurdles of indoor track and field competition in Stockholm, Sweden. On May 19, he won the gold medal in Shanghai with 12.97 seconds. On June 3, he won the 110m hurdles final of IAAF Diamond League Eugene station with a time of 12.87 seconds. In June 2012, in the world men's 110m hurdles ranking, Liu Xiang returned to the top after five years.
In the early morning of July 13, 2012, in the 110m hurdles competition of IAAF Diamond League in London, England, he entered the final with the first place in the group stage of 13.27 seconds and withdrew from the final due to back injury. August 2012
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