Keeping The Myth Alive.
I don't think I've ever seen anything like this in athletics. The video below shows the 110 metre World Athletics final that was run earlier today. The two main contenders are Dayron Robles of Cuba, and China's Liu Xiang. As you can see in the video, Robles gets himself disqualified for impeding Xiang and basically preventing him from winning the gold medal. At first it all seems accidental, yet the more you look at the video the more it appears that Robles was deliberately holding Xiang back. Look especially at 2:30 and 2:48-2:52. Robles seems to not just brush Xiang's arm, he seems to hold onto it for a split second.
If this is indeed a deliberate attempt to impede the Chinese athlete (and to me it does seem that way) then this image eloquently symbolizes the dynamic of the experience of Asian men living in western societies. The Asian guy must not win under any circumstances. Sad day for Liu.