Thank You Letter from China Athletic Association to Liu Xiang: Chinese Track and Field will always be proud (full text)

Thank You Letter from China Athletic Association to Liu Xiang: Chinese Track and Field will always be proud (full text)
At 5 o’clock this afternoon, Liu Xiang, the former world record holder and the 110-meter hurdle gold medalist of the Athens Olympics men’s track and field, posted a post on Weibo entitled “My Route!”The long Weibo of My Bar officially announced his decision to retire.  Subsequently, the official website of the Chinese Athletics Association published “China’s Track and Field Forever Pride-Thank You Letter from the Chinese Athletic Association to Liu Xiang”.  The letter of thanks said that Liu Xiang made a significant contribution to the development of China’s track and field career and expressed that he would like to thank him for bringing us so many moving and proud moments in his athletic career.  The letter of thanks states that Liu Xiang has left valuable spiritual wealth for Chinese track and field, saying that he continues to create brilliance in the international arena and become the pride of track and field in China and even Asia, and highlights that Liu Xiang is a banner of Chinese track and field in the 21st century.It inspires and inspires a generation of track and field people, and continues to carry forward and develop in the new generation of Chinese athletes.  The reporter is as follows: Today, Liu Xiang announced his decision to retire via Weibo, saying a farewell to all those who love and support him.While regretting and reluctant, we express our deep understanding and support for his choice.As the leading figure of the Chinese track and field generation, Liu Xiang galloped a lot of classic and memorable historical moments in his beloved track and field stadium for more than ten years, making a major contribution to the development of China’s track and field career.  At the moment when Liu Xiang bid farewell to his status as an athlete, we would like to thank him for bringing us so many touching and proud moments in his competitive career.We will always remember the heroic chasing young man in the night of the 2004 110-meter hurdles in Athens.Liu Xiang was the first Asian to win a gold medal in the Olympic track and field straight, and was also the first Chinese and Asian track and field history to gather Olympic champions, indoor stadium world championships, world record holders and many other outstanding athletes.Liu Xiang wrote the new history of Asian track and field and a legend in the world track and field to break the long-term monopoly of European and American players on the men’s straight. It has won the world’s attention and respect for Asian track and field and practiced Asia has me, ChinaThere is my oath of youth.  At the same time, we also want to thank him for his valuable spiritual wealth for Chinese athletics.For more than ten years, Liu Xiang, with his firm self-confidence, tenacious fighting spirit, and the courage to dare to fight for others, has continuously created brilliance in the international arena and has become the pride of China and even Asian track and field.After 2008, Liu Xiang used his tenacious perseverance and determination to overcome the injury and illness, and won the Asian Championship, Asian Games Championship, World Championship runner-up, broke the Asian indoor record again in 2012, won the World Indoor Championship runner-up, and set the world record again., To return to the world’s best achievements.Liu Xiang explained the true meaning of sportsmanship and Olympic spirit with unswerving determination, hard work and the pursuit of excellence.Liu Xiang is a banner of Chinese track and field in the 21st century. His spirit has inspired and inspired a generation of track and field people, and has been transformed into a new generation of Chinese track and field athletes.  At the moment Liu Xiang left the track and field, we would like to send him the most sincere blessings.Since winning the World University Games in 2001, Liu Xiang has won 36 international competitions.The long championship road, how much glory and glory, some storms and bitterness.For a long time, for the Olympic dream in his heart, Liu Xiang has been fighting against injuries and illnesses. The hardships and sufferings behind it are beyond imagination.Today, Liu Xiang directly confronts the true state of his body and bids farewell to the track and field stadium that has been galloping for many years. What we need most is our respect, understanding and support.We believe that after this difficult primary choice, it will be a gorgeous turn around.Although he left the stadium, Liu Xiang is still a member of the Chinese family of track and field, and will continue to work hard for his track and field career.As the promotion ambassador for the 2015 Beijing Athletics World Championships, he will lead more talented and enthusiastic youths to participate in athletics with his life story and insights, continue his dream of athletics, and write a new legend of Chinese athletics.  After that, we sincerely wish Liu Xiang a happy and happy life after his retirement, and go better and better on the new life path!Let us bless Liu Xiang together!  China Athletic Association April 7, 2015 (Original title: Chinese Athletic Association to Liu Xiang Thank you letter: Pride of China and even Asian Athletics)