Operation of Liu Xiang successful

Liu Xiang’s representative says the Chinese hurdler should fully

recover after undergoing successful surgery on his right Achilles

tendon.

Jos Hermens tells The Associated Press that it was still unclear

how long the 2004 Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion would have to

spend in rehab before coming back to competition.

He says that Liu has ”all chances for a return to his top

level.”

Liu was injured Tuesday during the heats at the London

Olympics.