BEIJING (AP) -- Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, one of China's best-known athletes, says he is getting a divorce after a nine-month marriage to actress Ge Tian.
Liu, who won gold in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, announced the divorce Thursday on his personal social media account, citing incompatibility.
Liu writes that "we are ending this marriage today, and we hope we can each have a better life from now on." He adds that "we bless each other."
The 31-year-old Shanghai native married Ge in September last year after a four-month courtship following his retirement from athletics.