Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field
Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field

The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim brings a touch of genuine world class talent to Incheon.

China`s Liu out for season, says coach

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang is likely to miss this season as he recovers from the injury which dramatically ended his bid to win back the Olympic title in London last year.

Olympics 2012: Liu Xiang crashes out of men`s 110m hurdles

Chinese athletics star Liu Xiang crashed out of the Olympic men`s 110 metres hurdles as he hit the first hurdle of heat 6 at the London Games here Tuesday.

Olympics won`t be easy for Bolt: Mennea

Olympic sprint champion Pietro Mennea said it will be certainly more difficult now that the runner has a new rival, also a Jamaican national, Yohan Blake.

Liu Xiang, Robles set for Birmingham showdown

Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles will go head-to-head with reigning world indoor champion Liu Xiang of China in a blockbuster 60-metre hurdles race at the Aviva Grand Prix Feb 18.

Bittersweet silver brings Liu redemption

Three years after traumatising China by limping away from the heats at the Beijing Olympics, the 28-year-old was back at the very top table of international athletics.

Robles loses gold in high hurdles drama

Cuban Dayron Robles was stripped of his gold medal pending an inquiry after barging past China`s Liu Xiang to win the 110 metres hurdles final at the world championships.

Liu, Robles, Oliver still on for 110 hurdles final

The most compelling race of the championships is still on after Liu Xiang, Dayron Robles and David Oliver all qualified for the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles.

Liu Xiang wins 110 hurdles at Asian championships

Liu Xiang of China built on his preparations for the world championships by winning the men`s 110-meter hurdles at the Asian athletics championships.

Liu Xiang wins 110 hurdles at Asian championships

Liu Xiang of China built on his preparations for the world championships by winning the men`s 110-meter hurdles at the Asian athletics championships.

Liu Xiang to run in Asian championships

China`s former Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion Liu Xiang will run at next month`s Asian athletics championships in Kobe, Japanese organisers told media persons on Tuesday.

Liu Xiang to run in Asian championships

China`s former Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion Liu Xiang will run at next month`s Asian athletics championships in Kobe, Japanese organisers told media persons on Tuesday.

Chinese politics complicate Liu`s plans

Liu Xiang`s hopes of a return to Olympic gold medal-winning form are being hampered by political obligations to the communist state, his coach has said.

Chinese politics complicate Liu`s plans

Liu Xiang`s hopes of a return to Olympic gold medal-winning form are being hampered by political obligations to the communist state, his coach has said.

Liu looks for Asiad stepping stone to worlds, Olympics

Star Chinese athlete Liu Xiang
will bid to use the Asian Games as a stepping stone to bigger
and better things at the 2011 Daegu world championships and
the London Olympics a year later.

Liu looks for Asiad stepping stone to worlds, Olympics

Star Chinese athlete Liu Xiang
will bid to use the Asian Games as a stepping stone to bigger
and better things at the 2011 Daegu world championships and
the London Olympics a year later.

Liu hopes to retain title at Asiad

Athens Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang aims for his third Asian Games gold medal in Guangzhou, where he will test an injured ankle that has threatened his multi-million-dollar career.

Liu hopes to retain title at Asiad

Athens Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang aims for his third Asian Games gold medal in Guangzhou, where he will test an injured ankle that has threatened his multi-million-dollar career.

Liu laid low by long neck and lingering pain

Liu Xiang, still struggling to rid himself of the injury that has dogged him since the Beijing Olympics, is not even the best high hurdler in China any more on the evidence of Sunday`s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

Liu laid low by long neck and lingering pain

Liu Xiang, still struggling to rid himself of the injury that has dogged him since the Beijing Olympics, is not even the best high hurdler in China any more on the evidence of Sunday`s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.