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Olympics Day 11 - Athletics

Balazs Baji of Hungary leads the pack as Xiang Liu of China falls over a hurdle in the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hurdler Liu Xiang turns fall into heroism

August 7, 2012

China's Liu Xiang, who won gold for his 100m hurdles run at the 2004 Athens Olympics, fell at the first hurdle in his qualifying heat today. Then, in a moving display of the Olympic spirit, he hobbled across the finish line, assisted by fellow athletes. -- By Carla Thorpe, Yahoo! Sports