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National Agony
Tim Layden
August 25, 2008
China was stunned when an old injury flared up to keep its hero, Liu Xiang, from competing in the hurdles, on the same day the U.S. broke through with its first golds
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August 25, 2008

National Agony

China was stunned when an old injury flared up to keep its hero, Liu Xiang, from competing in the hurdles, on the same day the U.S. broke through with its first golds

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As well he should. On a very bad day Liu Xiang took away a nation's dream. Silver would have been just fine.

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