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Super Dan becomes super dad: wife of China badminton star Lin Dan gives birth to baby boy

Xie Xingfang delivers the couple’s child on Saturday morning at United Family Healthcare centre in Beijing, according to the player’s Sina Weibo post

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 05 November, 2016, 8:00pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 September, 2017, 3:38pm

Xie Xingfang, the former China badminton player and wife of two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, has given birth to a baby boy at the United Family Healthcare centre in Beijing, China.

Lin posted a picture of himself and his wife with their newborn son, Fang Fang, on his Sina Weibo account, saying the baby was delivered at 10.49am on Saturday.

Lin said: “Welcome to the family. Fang Fang, you have had a long day.”

The 33-year-old Lin Dan married Xie, 35, in 2012.