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Liu Xiang expected to announce retirement

By Sun Xiaochen ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-04-07 07:27:51

Career of 2004 Olympic gold medalist clouded by persistent injuries to his Achilles tendon

Despite a setback-plagued career hampered by injury, former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, who is reportedly ready to retire on Tuesday, remains a groundbreaking figure for Chinese sports.

"Sooner or later, I have to say goodbye to everybody. I think that I am supposed to retire now as I've tried all the best to come back," Liu was quoted by Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News as saying on Friday.

Liu Xiang expected to announce retirement

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