BEIJING, July 24 -- China's most famous men's 110m
hurdlist Liu Xiang participated in the shooting of the TV Promo of 2009 Shanghai
Golden Grand Prix (SHGGP) Thursday.
Wearing a bright red and white sports suit, Liu Xiang
performed well in front of the camera, and the crew felt more at ease after
seeing Liu Xiang walking around without any pain.
Liu Xiang began the one-and-half-hour shooting with
his partner, a black actor named Inusa, after arriving by his famous Giant bike
at 9 o'clock.
Initiated in 2005, Shanghai Golden Grand Prix is a
grand sports event annually hosted by Shanghai in late September.
This is the final year of this event, since it will
be upgraded to a higher level competition of International Association of
Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 2010. The TV Promo will be shown in early
As stipulated by IAAF, only athletes who rank among
the top 40 in the world are entitled to this event. Since 2005, in every
competition around 15 world-class athletes including Olympic champions, world
champions and world record holders are invited by the organizer. The 2009
Shanghai Golden Grand Prix will be held Sep 20 in Shanghai Stadium.
In 2005 and 2006, Liu Xiang got the 1st of Men's 110m
Hurdles in SHGGP while Dayron Robles of Cuba got the 1st in 2007.
Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from