"He is now nicknamed "the Yellow Bullet." His gold medal is said to be "the heaviest," or most significant, of the 32 that China won in the Athens Olympics. He carried the Chinese flag in the closing ceremonies and has returned home to riches and glory.
All of this adulation because Liu Xiang, a high hurdler, has proved what many Chinese have long felt was not possible: that yellow men can jump, and sprint, too." - Jim Yardley, The New York Times