Today in London Chinese 110 meter hurdler Liu Xiang had another heartbreaking moment, tripping over the first hurdle in his heat, falling to the ground, and not finishing the race.
After winning the gold in the 2004 Athens Olympic games in the same event, Liu is officially out of the Olympics for the second time in a row after having to bow out in Beijing in 2008 because of an Achilles injury.
After Liu fell, he immediately started rubbing the same Achilles that gave him problems in Beijing. After getting up, he hopped around on one foot to the tunnel away from view of the fans, but came back out and hopped the distance of the 110 meter track to kiss the last hurdle, and say goodbye to his competitors.
Click here for more compelling photos in the forum of Liu Xiang after falling, thanks to Raymond.