- Lin Dan cited accidents and bodily limitations as the explanations for his retirement.
- He is without doubt one of the biggest badminton gamers on the earth and has received all of the 9 main titles within the sport.
Modified 04 Jul 2020, 12:39 IST
China’s two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan has introduced his retirement on the age of 36.
This implies that the left-hander, who was the Olympic champion on the 2008 Beijing Games and the 2012 London Games in addition to a five-time winner on the World Badminton Championships, won’t be seen within the subsequent Olympics in Tokyo.
In an announcement launched on social media platform Weibo, Lin Dan stated:
“From 2000 to 2020, after 20 years, I’ve to say goodbye to the nationwide crew. It may be very tough to talk it out. My bodily capabilities and accidents will not let me battle with my teammates anymore. My household, coaches, team-mates and followers have accompanied me by many peaks and tough troughs. Every forceful soar was a need for victory. I’ve devoted all the pieces to this sport I really like.”
Lin Dan is believed to have submitted a proper retirement software to the Chinese badminton nationwide crew just a few days in the past.
Lin Dan retires a 12 months after rival Lee Chong Wei
Lin Dan has pulled the curtain down on his profession solely a 12 months after Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei retired. The duo had been nice opponents for over a decade.
One of the highlights of Lin Dan’s profession is the 2012 Olympics males’s singles closing when he acquired the higher of Lee Chong Wei 15-21, 21-10, 21-19 to take the medal dwelling. The duo had additionally contested the 2008 Beijing Olympics closing, with Lin recording a 21-12, 21-Eight win in opposition to Lee.
Super Dan, as he was fondly known as, has all 9 main badminton titles in his kitty: the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the Asian Championships, the World Cup, the Thomas Cup, the All England Open, the Sudirman Cup, the Super Series Masters Finals and the Asian Games. He is the primary and solely participant to realize this feat.
All in all, Lin Dan has received 666 singles matches and has misplaced solely 128.
Published 04 Jul 2020, 12:39 IST
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