One of China's best athletes, Liu Xiang was born in 1983. He joined the National Youth Team in August 2000. By the time he was 17, he had won a lot of competitions, one of which was Olympic Gold Medallist for 110m men's hurdles in Athens in 2004. This was also China's first men's events Olympic Gold and the start of a new historical chapter for the country. Liu is also known as the "King of Hurdles".