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Liu Xiang may have hurt Achilles

Updated: August 8, 2012, 1:37 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Liu Xiang slowly, awkwardly made his way alongside the track he was supposed to be racing on Tuesday, forced instead to hop on his good leg while straining to keep his injured one elevated.

Eight years ago, he won the 110-meter hurdles at the Athens Games -- tying the world record of 12.91 seconds, giving China its first Olympic gold medal in men's track and field, and almost instantly becoming one of the most famous and popular people in a nation of more than 1 billion.

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