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Liu leaves for US for Achilles surgery

2008-12-03 09:07:01 GMT2008-12-03 17:07:01 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

China's former Olympic hurdling champion Liu Xiang rides on a bicycle before leaving for the US for a surgery to treat his crippling Achilles at the Xizhuang training base in his hometown Shanghai December 3, 2008. An Achilles injury denied the defending champion a preliminary race in the Beijing Olympics in August. [Xinhua]

China's former Olympic hurdling champion Liu Xiang poses with his parents before leaving with his mother and the coach for the US for a surgery to treat his crippling Achilles at the Xizhuang training base in his hometown Shanghai December 3, 2008. An Achilles injury denied the defending champion a preliminary race in the Beijing Olympics in August. [Xinhua]

China's former Olympic hurdling champion Liu Xiang (center) and his mother say goodbye to his father before leaving for the US for a surgery to treat his crippling Achilles at the Xizhuang training base in his hometown Shanghai December 3, 2008. An Achilles injury denied the defending champion a preliminary race in the Beijing Olympics in August. [Xinhua]

China's former Olympic hurdling champion Liu Xiang poses for photographs in front of the press before leaving for the US for a surgery to treat his crippling Achilles at the Xizhuang training base in his hometown Shanghai December 3, 2008. An Achilles injury denied the defending champion a preliminary race in the Beijing Olympics in August. [Xinhua]

China's former Olympic hurdling champion Liu Xiang (right) poses with his mothers before leaving for the US for a surgery to treat his crippling Achilles at the Xizhuang training base in his hometown Shanghai December 3, 2008. An Achilles injury denied the defending champion a preliminary race in the Beijing Olympics in August. [Xinhua]

China's former Olympic hurdling champion Liu Xiang rides on a bicycle before leaving for the US for a surgery to treat his crippling Achilles at the Xizhuang training base in his hometown Shanghai December 3, 2008. An Achilles injury denied the defending champion a preliminary race in the Beijing Olympics in August.

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