OCCUPATION: Olympic hurdler
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: As China's only "triple crown" athlete meaning he's a concurrent world-record holder, world champion, and Olympic champion in the hurdles, Xiang is one of the faces of modern Chinese sports and a cultural ambassador to the rest of the world during the upcoming Olympics.
CON: A lot of pressure personal and political is riding on the lanky athlete's frame.
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