Liu pulls out of Osaka GP due to Achilles injury

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang has pulled out of this weekend`s Osaka Grand Prix because of an Achilles tendon injury.

Last Updated: May 05, 2010, 10:12 AM IST

Osaka: Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang has pulled out of this weekend`s Osaka Grand Prix because of an Achilles tendon injury.

Organizers said Tuesday the 110-meter gold medallist from the 2004 Athens Olympics has had a flare-up of the same injury that caused him to miss the 2008 Beijing Games.
The 26-year-old Liu is scheduled to race against Olympic champion Dayron Robles of Cuba at a May 23 meet in Shanghai.

It`s not clear if the injury will prevent him from taking part.
Bureau Report

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