Liu pulls out of Osaka GP due to Achilles injury

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