Liu Xiang and golf great Tiger Woods meet in Beijing to inspire youth

May 9, 2011 at 12:40 am | Posted in Liu xiang, sports, Tiger Woods | Leave a comment
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Liu, who told the press before Athens “There is no girlfriend. No time,” might have trouble figuring out how Tiger made time for his numerous daliances, but he certainly can relate to his fall from the top.

From 2004 to 2008, Liu was the most dominant 110-meter hurdler in the world. Then he lost his world record to Cuba’s Dayron Robles and was forced to withdraw from the Beijing Olympics due to an Achilles injury, devastating millions of fans in China. His injury has required a number of corrective surgeries, and he has yet to fully recover.

Woods, who is in China on Nike’s “Make it Matter” golf promotional tour, and Liu shared their experiences and inspired youth in China to free their minds and take on difficulties and challenges.

As one of the most successful and celebrated golfers in history, Woods’ emergence and success raised golf’s profile into that of a global sport. In his 15-year career, Tiger has won 14 major championships, 97 tournaments, 71 of those on the PGA Tour.

“No matter what the results are, I will always be confident in myself when I am on the green. When I am out there, I have only one goal – to defeat them all,” Woods told a group of students.

Both athletes spoke of the importance of confidence in what they do.

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