China’s Lin Dan after beating Dane Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. Photo: XinhuaChina’s Lin Dan after beating Dane Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Lin Dan after beating Dane Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. Photo: Xinhua

China badminton hero Lin Dan calls it quits after 20 years – and two Olympic gold medals

  • ‘Super Dan’ retires with Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic single titles and five world championships underscoring his greatness
  • The 36-year-old was still hoping to make a fifth Games appearance at Tokyo 2020, but injuries and age take their toll

Topic |   Badminton World Federation (BWF)
China’s Lin Dan after beating Dane Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. Photo: XinhuaChina’s Lin Dan after beating Dane Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Lin Dan after beating Dane Viktor Axelsen in the 2017 All England quarter-finals. Photo: Xinhua
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