Down and out ... China’s Lin Dan slips during his first-round defeat at the China Open on Wednesday. Photos: Xinhua

Lin Dan’s China Open exit new blow to fading Olympic hopes

  • The all-time great’s hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Games takes another hit after suffering another first-round exit
  • China’s two-time Olympic champion has now lost eight times in the first round of tournaments this year but scotched reports that he is set to retire
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Down and out ... China’s Lin Dan slips during his first-round defeat at the China Open on Wednesday. Photos: Xinhua
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