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Liu Xiang not fit for competition yet

2009-06-30 08:54:59 GMT2009-06-30 16:54:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Liu Xiang, China's 110m-hurdle world champion and Olympic gold medal winner clears a hurdle during a training session in Shanghai, east China, on June 30, 2009. As Sun Haiping, Liu's coach said during today's press conference, the hurdler is recovering well from his ankle injury but he is not a hundred percent fit for competition. The former 110m hurdles record holder pulled out of the Beijing Olympics last year due to an injury and has not been in competition since then. (Xinhua/Ren Long)

Liu Xiang, China's 110m-hurdle world champion and Olympic gold medal winner is seen at a training base in Shanghai, east China, on June 30, 2009. As Sun Haiping, Liu's coach said during today's press conference, the hurdler is recovering well from his ankle injury but he is not a hundred percent fit for competition.(Xinhua/Ren Long)

Liu Xiang, China's 110m-hurdle world champion and Olympic gold medal winner is seen at a training base in Shanghai, east China, on June 30, 2009. As Sun Haiping, Liu's coach said during today's press conference, the hurdler is recovering well from his ankle injury but he is not a hundred percent fit for competition.(Xinhua/Ren Long)

Sun Haiping, coach of China's 110m-hurdle star Liu Xiang, attends a press conference in Shanghai, east China, on June 30, 2009. As Sun Haiping said the hurdler is recovering well from his ankle injury but he is not a hundred percent fit for competition. (Xinhua/Ren Long)

Liu Xiang, China's 110m-hurdle world champion and Olympic gold medal winner, clears a hurdle during a training session in Shanghai, east China, on June 30, 2009. As Sun Haiping, Liu's coach said during today's press conference, the hurdler is recovering well from his ankle injury but he is not a hundred percent fit for competition. (Xinhua/Ren Long)

Liu Xiang, China's 110m-hurdle world champion and Olympic gold medal winner clears a hurdle during a training session in Shanghai, east China, on June 30, 2009.

As Sun Haiping, Liu's coach said during today's press conference, the hurdler is recovering well from his ankle injury but he is not a hundred percent fit for competition.

The former 110m hurdles record holder pulled out of the Beijing Olympics last year due to an injury and has not been in competition since then.

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