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Woman walks “Grass Mud Horse” in streets to cheer for sprinter Liu Xiang

Posted: 06 Aug 2012 10:27 PM PDT

Woman walks Grass Mud Horse to cheer for sprinter Liu Xiang

Ahead of Liu Xiang’s Olympic debue on Tuesday in London, a young woman took to streets with an alpaca to cheer for China’s best hope for winning the gold metal in Track & Field, in Guangzhou city, eastern China’s Guangdong province.

The woman’s animal having a signboard that reads “Liu Xiang, a hundred percent win” hanged around its long neck attracted a lot of attention.

The domesticated species of South American camelid had been propelled to fame on Chinese Internet space, after Chinese netizens gave it a name “Cao Ni Mao (草泥马, or literally Grass Mud Horse)”, a homonym for “fuck your mother“, in 2009. The dirty and insulting pun represents Chinese citizens’ subversion and defiance of the widespread Internet censorship in China.

Coincidentally, on Tuesday, the 2004 Olympic gold medal hurdler and former world-record holder failed to finish a race once again, after he fell at the first hurdle in the 110m hurdles heat.

Four years ago, Liu crashed out the men’s 110m hurdles in front of over 80,000 Chinese supporters in Beijing due to his Achilles injury too.

Woman walks Grass Mud Horse to cheer for sprinter Liu Xiang

Woman walks Grass Mud Horse to cheer for sprinter Liu Xiang

Woman walks Grass Mud Horse to cheer for sprinter Liu Xiang

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