Saturday, March 1, 2008
Foot fracture claims Chinese Star
Yao Ming the Chinese basketball giant (2.26-meter or 7-foot-6 inches) who is the centre for the Houston Rockets is out for the season with his left foot injured caused by over-use fatique (stress fracture) and will sadly missed the 2008 Olympics. Yao is the best known Chinese athlete and a most charismatic star, will be sadly missed. Olympic hurdler, Liu Xiang, is the current world champion, and world record-holder who after Yao, is the best-known Chinese sportsman internationally. Senior athletics officials confirmed all efficient measures have been taken to secure the safety of the star hurdler. According to Sun Haiping (coach) the world 110m champion and Olympic gold medalist has enjoyed his "best ever" winter training regime and is eager for competitions. At present, there are more than 30 doctors working for the whole team.