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Liu Xiang

China's Liu Xiang, right, and Hungary's Balazs Baji, left, react after Liu's fall in a men's 110-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Hurdler Liu Xiang turns fall into heroism

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