06.02.07

Liu Xiang in New York

Posted in Track and Field/Athletics at 8:16 am by Nicole

I’ll tell you all about it later, but it’s been quite a ride this week in New York. Liu Xiang is a star among the Chinese like no other, and this week, Karen Crouse of the New York Times took the time to feature Liu in an article ahead of today’s Reebok Grand Prix, where Liu is one of the headliners. The very able translator who assisted Karen with this interview is Columbia University Ph.D. student Wang Jingwen, whose ease in both Mandarin and English, along with her poise in handling herself in front of one of her heroes, was astounding to see. Liu may not have been recognized at the Chinese restaurant around the corner from his hotel, but make no mistake – the Chinese media are out in force, and Liu’s fans are too. It should be a great night of track tonight at Icahn Stadium in New York City.

A Runner Taking Each Hurdle As It Comes (New York Times)

Reebok Grand Prix 2007 – event website

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