Place of birth: Shanghai
Date of birth: July 13, 1983
Sport: 110 hurdles
2004 Athens Olympics – 1st 110m hurdles men
Liu Xiang wins the men's 110m hurdles final in Athens 2004, tying a 11-year-old world record and bringing a 26th gold to China. It is the first gold Chinese men's athlete has ever won from the track and field in the Olympics history.