Hurdler Liu Xiang out for season

Updated: April 11, 2013, 12:32 PM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- Former Olympic hurdles champion Liu Xiang will miss the 2013 season because of his slow recovery from an Achilles injury.

Jos Hermens, the Chinese hurdler's manager, told The Associated Press on Thursday the recovery from the injury that forced Liu to pull out of the London Olympics "is proceeding slowly, only very slowly."

Liu became one of China's best-known athletes after he won the 110-meter hurdles title at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Since then, his right Achilles ...

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