Source: Xinhua

05-12-2009 08:33

Special Report:   One Year after 5.12 Quake

CHENGDU, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang Monday visited students in a primary school in Beichuan County, a hard-hit area in last year's devastating May 12 earthquake, and showed them how to run hurdles.

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang Monday visited students in a primary school
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang Monday visited Beichuan County

Liu, 25 and once the world champion of 110-meter hurdling, made his visit to Sichuan Province to mark the first anniversary of the disaster, which falls on Tuesday.

The gold medalist in the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 had a physical education class with students of Ping'an Hope Primary School on a 40-meter-long and 4-meter-wide aisle between the school's prefabricated buildings.

Surrounded by about 100 pupils, Liu spoke about various methods for running hurdles and demonstrated how to do it right for the pupils in about 20 minutes.

Liu also showed students how to do standard leg lifts when he saw some of them were not doing well enough.

He said it would not be a show of hurdling before his visit to the school.

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