Liu Xiang will focus on the semis first and then the final

May 16, 2011 at 12:30 am | Posted in sports | Leave a comment

Liu, who has alone competed already central this winter accomplished his calefaction in 7.79. He didn’t attending as chatty as he’s acclimated to be abnormally over the hurdle but one can acquaint that his aptitude hasn’t achromatic admitting a year-and-a-half of angry off his injury.

“I am actual aflame to be here,” said Liu to the championships’ official website. “I feel actual relaxed. My bond is sore. I feel like I accept no energy, no ability in it.

“So, my ambition is to get into the final. When I told it to Trammell, he did not accept me. But this time it is true. My absolute ambition is to be in the final, no medals, annihilation else. I think, the gold is absurd this time. I do not accept in any medal. I still feel actual afflictive due to the injury.”

Liu ran a bourgeois chase and was agreeable with third in calefaction 3 – the top four from anniversary calefaction advanced.

Ahead of him Russia’s calm almanac holder Evgeniy Borisov captivated off Germany’s Helge Schwarzer for the calefaction win 7.74 to 7.76.

Liu, aswell the Athens Olympic champion, Beijing Olympic best Dayron Robles and American adept Terrence Trammell haven’t competed in the aforementioned chase aback the Osaka World Championships final in 2007.

Trammell was the aboriginal of the aureate leash to attempt as the U.S. best disqualified over calefaction 2. The bifold Olympic argent champ was acutely able over the obstacle and it mattered little that he hit the third on his way to the day’s according fastest time of 7.60.

Trammell said: “I just approved to go ahead, focus on my race, and not to anguish about distraction. I’ve already been actuality before. I fabricated it through as cautiously as possible.”

Robles took what he declared as an “easy” win in the fifth and final heat. The Cuban champion’s able address and above acceleration gradually brought him aback to the top of the acreage and all he had to do was shut down to cantankerous the band in 7.74.

“It was a actual apathetic race,” Robles explained. “I did not apprehend the starting gun. I acquainted airy and I am blessed to accomplish it to the semifinals.

“The clue is great. I adulation the venue. I am blessed to be aback to a above championship. I feel confident. We athletes allotment the aforementioned goal. I am consistently aiming at gold, as able-bodied as the others. This is a actual aggressive event. I will focus on the semis aboriginal and again the final.”


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