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Lin Dan Biography

Lin Dan is a professional badminton player from China who is considered to be the greatest badminton player of all time. Rightly dubbed 'Super Dan' by fans, he is a two-time Olympic champion, four-time world champion and five-time All England champion. Lin, by the age of 28, had become the first and only player to have completed the "Super Grand Slam", having won all nine major titles in world badminton: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asia Championships. He is also the first men's singles player to retain the Olympic gold medal by winning in 2008 and defending his title in 2012. Lin picked up his badminton racquet at the age of five and has been part of China's national badminton team since he was 18. Lin made his international debut in 2001 at the Asian Badminton Championships. In 2002, Lin took his first title along with the Chinese squad at the Korea Open. Lin made his debut in the World Championships at Birmingham, England in 2003, and finished runner-up at the German Open the same year. 2004 started with a bang for Lin as he earned the BWF's number one world ranking for the first time in February. The following year Lin retained his number one world ranking, winning his second German and Hong Kong Open titles, as well as the Japan Open, China Masters, the World Cup tournament and the Sudirman Cup. He kept up his track record in 2006 by winning six individual titles - All England Open, Chinese Taipei Open, Macau Open, Hong Kong Open, Japan Open and his first World title. Lin won the German Open, All England Open, became the China Masters champion and extended his reign as the world champion - all in 2007. In 2008, he won his first Swiss Open, the Thailand Open and the highest highest honour of the year - an Olympic gold. Lin won his first ever Asian Games gold medal in November 2010, thus becoming the first player to win all of the present major titles available to Asians in badminton, both individual and national. The following year, he won the first ever million-dollar badminton tournament, the Korea Open, and then the German Open. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Lin retained the Olympic title by defeating his rival Lee Chong Wei by two points.

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Video: Pullela Gopichand returns to badminton court for an exhibition match
Video: Pullela Gopichand returns to badminton court for an exhibition match
Indian badminton coach and former player Pullela Gopichand found himself on the court once again, during the Legends Tour.
Lin Dan, Peter Gade credit Indian badminton's rise to Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth
Lin Dan, Peter Gade credit Indian badminton's rise to Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth
Legendary badminton player Lin Dan hailed India's meteoric rise in badminton, but issued a warning that China has not been lying idle.
Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei can still win titles, believes Kidambi Srikanth
Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei can still win titles, believes Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth spoke about the level of competitiveness in men's badminton and said that his quest to World Number 1 won't be easy.
Does the Lee-Lin downfall mark the end of an era?
Does the Lee-Lin downfall mark the end of an era?
2017 has been largely disappointing for the two legends of badminton
Pullela Gopichand to play in Legends Vision World Tour in Mumbai
Pullela Gopichand to play in Legends Vision World Tour in Mumbai
Pullela Gopichand and Prakash Padukone are set to be present at the Legends Vision World Tour, along with other international stars.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Is this the end of an era?
World Badminton Championships 2017: Is this the end of an era?
Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei may not be seen at next Worlds and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
World Badminton Championships 2017: Top 5 men's singles contenders
World Badminton Championships 2017: Top 5 men's singles contenders
The list includes two past winners of the event.
Badminton legends, including Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, to face off in Mumbai on November 4th
Badminton legends, including Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, to face off in Mumbai on November 4th
India will be among three countries hosting the event.
Srikanth Kidambi becomes sixth player in history to reach three consecutive Superseries finals
Srikanth Kidambi becomes sixth player in history to reach three consecutive Superseries finals
Srikanth is now on a nine-match winning streak and has reclaimed his India No. 1 position.
Sudirman Cup 2017: Preview and schedule of India vs China quarter-finals
Sudirman Cup 2017: Preview and schedule of India vs China quarter-finals
China are 10-time champions at the Sudirman Cup.
Malaysia Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up dream final with Lin Dan
Malaysia Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up dream final with Lin Dan
Lee is an 11-time champion at this tournament.
German Open Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth goes down fighting to Chen Long
German Open Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth goes down fighting to Chen Long
With his loss, the Indian campaign comes to an end at this Grand Prix Gold tournament.
Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan caught cheating on pregnant wife
Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan caught cheating on pregnant wife
Lin Dan was seen with the mystery woman just days after the badminton stars wife gave birth to their first child.
Carolina Marin costliest at badminton league players' auction
Carolina Marin costliest at badminton league players' auction
Carolina Marin costliest at badminton league players' auction
Carolina Marin costliest at badminton league players' auction
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