"I don't really know what happened on the false start," he told an interpreter. "My speed is so fast I did not realize I had the false start."
Liu has been nursing a tight right hamstring, but he and his trainer say he will definitely run in the Beijing Olympics in August. As the world record holder in the 110-meter hurdles, one of China's few track and field medal hopes and an endorsement juggernaut, Liu might have the most important pair of legs in China right now (yes, more important than Yao Ming's).
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