Lin Dan

  • 'King' Dan bids adieu to badminton after bossing the game like no other
    Kolkata, July 4 (IANS): 'A king' is how Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei chose to describe China's two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of the 21st century who called time on his illustrious career on Saturday.   Lee and Lin have had many duels in the past, the supreme shuttlers providing the sport grace unmatched in badminton's history. Of their 40 meetings, Lin won 28.   But when the Chinese badminton c
  • China's Lin Dan hangs up his racquet
    Beijing, July 4 (Reuters): China's two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan, one of the sport's greatest singles players, announced his retirement on Saturday.   Fondly called 'Super Dan' by badminton fans across the world, Lin became the first shuttler to retain the Olympic title when he won in the 2012 London Games after his triumph in the home event in Beijing in 2008.   "I've dedicated everything to the sport I love. My family,