Guangzhou2010 Asian Games track and field competition fiercely continues on November 24th. In the men’s110m hurdles final, the Chinese highly anticipated champion Liu Xiang won the gold medal again with the record of 13.09 seconds. He achieved an unprecedented Saint Hubert Medal three consecutive champions of Asian Games in 110-meter hurdles final. At the same time, his achievements set a new Asian Games record that he himself created 13.15 seconds in Doha Asian Games.
The details of the competition
Liu Xiang achieved 13.48 seconds in the preliminaries, ranked first in all the players. This is best record in preliminaries, since he retired the race in the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games as the personal injury. It is also the best record in preliminary for him individually to participate in the Asian Games. Liu Xiang admitted to try to achieve 13.20 in an interview before the competition.
In the finals, Liu Xiang debut in the sixth Road, which make the 60,000 visitors on-site boiling and excited. He relaxes the body in the naughty face. Before the race, he indicates the audience to calm down so that he can hear the starting gun, then the scene instantly silenced in one second.
Reaction time for Liu Xiang to start is 0.122 seconds. His first three columns have reservations without 100% force. In the former 50-meters his leading advantage is not particularly obvious. In the later half, Liu Xiang to run with super technology firstly crossed the finish line.
Finally, Liu Xiang won the gold medal with 13.09 seconds, which sets a new season-best record and breaks the Asian Games record.
The previous injury
Saint Hubert life in the past two years,it should start form the morning of August 18, 2008 , when he will never forget and this is also unable to avoid. – In Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Liu Xiang retired because of injury.
Before the game, His feet were damaged. He just can continuously stamp on the wall with his right foot severely to release his pain. “It is a major blow in my life.” Liu evaluated his “retire.” in Beijing Olympic Games. The blow tortured him more than a year. “Since that day, my heart always feels depressed. Combined with pressures from outside, so I can not let this blow go.” He expressed his feeling. Even if he returned and achieved the record of 13.15 seconds on September 20th 2009 at the Shanghai Golden League, His heart still didn’t refreshed.
At the evening of May 23rd 2010, in Diamond League IAAF Grand Prix in Shanghai, Liu Xiang ran only at 13.40 seconds, ranked third after Shi Dongpeng with 13.39seconds. Liu Xiang and his couch lying on the room spent a sad night.
The painstaking Revival
After the Bitter experience, Liu Xiang and his master Sun Haiping started from scratch with a brand new attitude. Thus, they went to American to get the special rehabilitation treatment in June and August 2010. The affection is good, so Liu Xiang’s feet can withstand quite a lot of training.