Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang offers one of the most inspiring moments of the Olympic games
He was back for this year, but his achilles failed him once again, and he went down immediately after the race started, in obvious pain.
He started to leave the track, but changed his mind, and proceeded to hop on one foot and complete the race.
Well, partially. He obviously didn't clear any of the hurdles, but he did stop at the last hurdle to kiss it before crossing the finish line, where he was met by the other athletes.
He didn't get the gold that he wanted, but Xiang showed great heart and determination, and embodied what the Olympic spirit is all about. For that, I thank him.