Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Current Home > Enjoy Life > Leisure & Entertainment > Sports
Liu Xiang eyes gold medal at Osaka athletics worlds
Latest Updated by 2007-05-10 10:53:29
Related News
Liu Xiang achieves 4th straight win in Osaka
Liu Xiang to compete in Sheffield
Travel News
Dream night of Potala Palace
[Focus] Tourist crowds threaten heritage sites
[Shenzhen] Transport plans get go-ahead

Men's 110 meters hurdles Olympic champion and world record holder Liu Xiang said here on Wednesday that his long-awaited gold medal at a world championships can come from Osaka this September.

Liu, who will compete in his fourth world championships, has won almost all major tournament gold medals except a world title. He said that the time is ripe for him now.

"I won a bronze at Paris in 2003, a silver two years ago in Helsinki. And this time, I think I can taste the gold medal because I feel I am in a very good form," Liu said.

Liu made his world championships debut in the 2001 edition in Edmonton, Canada, where the little known hurdler failed to qualify for the finals.

He rose to fame in the Athens Olympic Games as he took the gold medal in a world-record tying time of 12.91 seconds. The Shanghaier has become China's No. sports star since.

In the 2005 Helsinki worlds, the hot-favored Liu was beaten by France's Ladji Doucoure to the second place by mere a hundredth second.

Liu stunned the world last year, when he broke the world record with a time of 12.88 seconds in the Lausanne Grand Prix.

Liu's coach Sun Haiping is also confident that his disciple can win in Osaka.

"We'll try to win there," Sun said. "We are just back from a very successful winter training, which might be the best winter in the past three years. He has maintained a very good form. His time has always been kept around 13 seconds."

And most importantly, Osaka is a luck place for Liu, who just won his fourth successive Osaka Grand Prix title there in a time of 13.14 seconds.

Liu said Liu ran the slow time in Osaka because he did not have to run fast. "If he wanted, he was sure to run even faster. But there were no strong rivals there. He can easily run 13 seconds now."

Editor: Donald

By: Wang Zijiang and Xiao ChunfeiSource:China View website
Previous:    Next:U.S. to exhibit "Olympic Gold"

Dream night of Potala Palace Limestone cave attracts visitors Fish Leong sings her way to HK Coliseum [Guangzhou] Eight New Attractive Places of Liwan District Selected 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Torch unveiled
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of are those of the authors and/or publishers. The website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact within thirty (30) days. Email:
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips