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Liu trains in spikes but World Champs still out

By Huram Hung, World-Track

SHANGHAI, China — China’s former 110m hurdles world record holder Liu Xiang took another step closer to full recovery on Wednesday when he trained in spikes for the first time since returning from an Achilles injury.

TrackDespite the promising signs, however, Liu’s coach Sun Haiping, who watched his athlete struggled to get over the injury that forced him to miss the Olympic Games on his home soil in Beijing last summer, said training will remain moderate.

"From this Wednesday, Liu will run with spiked shoes," his coach Sun Haiping was quoted as telling the Oriental Sports Daily. "But it doesn’t mean he is completely recovered.

"We can’t be in such a hurry at present and we won’t put a large training burden on him."

Lui, 26, had an operation on the injury last December and is yet to take part in a proper practice session, which virtually ruled him out of defending his World Championship title in Berlin next month.

According Sun, the former Olympic champion aims to return to competitive competition at the National Games in October, which will be a warm up for the Asian Championships in November.

"Liu will take part in the National Games in October and it will be a warm-up for the Asian Championships in November," Sun said.

"He will take another physical check in August and we will decide whether he will participate in the Gold League in Shanghai in September," the coach added.

The Chinese National Games is set for Jinan from Oct. 11-23 with the Asian Championships in Guangzhou from Nov. 10-14.

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