On October 14, 1983, Lin Dan was born in Longyan, Fujian, China. He is a Chinese badminton player who is regarded as one of the sport’s all-time best singles players. Here are some details about Lin Dan’s life.
Overview of Lin Dan Achievements
By the time he was 28 years old, he had won each of the nine major badminton championships: the Asian Games, the All England Open, the World Cup, the Thomas Cup, the Sudirman Cup, the World Championships, and the World Cup.
He is now the only player to have accomplished this accomplishment, and as a result, many people believe he is the best badminton player to ever play the game.
The player, who Peter Gade gave the nickname “Super Dan,” unquestionably lives up to it. He won the Olympic gold medal in the men’s singles event twice, in 2008 and 2012.
In addition to being a two-time winner, he is also the first player to do so. Given his incredible accomplishment, it is not surprising that he developed a passion for badminton very early in life.
He began participating in the sport at age five and became a professional when he was a teenager. Along with his outstanding playing abilities, he is well renowned for having a fiery disposition, which has made him a contentious character.
His colorful demeanor, stellar badminton performances, and “Bad Boy” reputation make him an extremely well-liked sports figure. When we talk about Lin Dan’s Racket his favorite racket was Li-Ning.
Childhood Life of Lin Dan
Gao Xiuyu and Lin Jianbin welcomed Lin Dan into the world on October 14, 1983, in Longyan, Fujian, China. His parents encouraged him to study piano when he was younger.
However, the young Lin Dan preferred to play badminton and started doing so when he was just five years old. At the age of 13, he enlisted in the People’s Liberation Army’s sports unit. At the age of 18, he began competing for China’s national badminton team.
In 2003, he started dating former world champion badminton player Xie Xingfang. The couple first kept their relationship a secret until being engaged in 2010. Memorable day September 23, 2012, they were united in marriage, and the Beijing University of Technology served as the site of their nuptials.
On November 5, 2016, Lin Dan wife Xie Xingfang, and Lin Dan had their first child. After some days on November 17, 2016, he reportedly acknowledged having an affair while his wife was expecting. According to social media users, the woman was actress and model Zhao Yaqi.
He accepted a master’s degree that was offered to him at Huaqiao University on October 17, 2012, becoming the first active Chinese badminton player to do so.
Engagement and Weeding
In 2003, he started dating former world champion badminton player Xie Xingfang. The couple first kept their relationship a secret until being engaged in 2010. A pleasent day of September 23, 2012, they were united in marriage, and the Beijing University of Technology served as the site of their nuptials.
On November 5, 2016, he and his wife Xie Xingfang had their first child. Then the controversial day on November 17, 2016, he reportedly acknowledged having an affair while his wife was expecting. According to social media users, the woman was actress and model Zhao Yaqi.
Starting career of Lin Dan
He easily defeated Przemysaw Wacha and Per-Henrik Croona in the first two rounds, but Xia defeated him once more in the third round. After the world meets, he lost in the second round of the Malaysia Open, the third round of the Indonesia Open, and the semifinals of the Singapore Open.
Lin, however, put a strong finish to the year by winning the Danish, Hong Kong, and China Opens and coming in second at the German Open.
For him, 2004 was a good year. In February, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) gave him it’s top ranking for the first time. He triumphed in both the All-England Open and the Swiss Open.
The same year, he also advanced to the Japan Open semifinals. In late 2004, his extraordinary achievements temporarily came to an end. He was eliminated early from the Olympic Games after losing in the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open.
Peak Carrer and Top Positions
Lin maintained his top spot in the world rankings in 2005, winning the Japan Open, China Masters, World Cup, and his second German and Hong Kong Open championships.
He won six different championships in 2006. The titles include the All England Open, Chinese Taipei Open, Macau Open, Hong Kong Open, and Japan Open.
Lin Dan triumphed once more in the All-England competition and was successful in winning the German Open title in 2007. He was a member of the Sudirman Cup team that defeated Indonesia 3-0 to claim the title. He also won the 2007 China Masters title.
The 2008 campaign got off to a contentious start with a match in which Lin quarreled with South Korea’s coach during the Korea Open final, which he ultimately lost.
He did, however, have a successful year thanks to his Olympic gold medal in the men’s singles. He participated in the Sudirman Cup 2009 tournament once more and led China to a 5-0 victory over England. The Chinese team was in excellent form as they easily won the Cup for the third consecutive year.
He lost in the quarterfinals of the All England Open to begin the 2010 season, and he also lost in the Swiss Open’s quarterfinals. The Badminton Asia Championships, while he only earned his maiden season title, also gave him his first championship victory.
In the Thomas Cup, Lin made his seventh appearance. After a straightforward victory over Peru, he defeated Korea’s Park Sung-hwan twice, in the second group match and the quarterfinals, respectively. He helped China get to the final by defeating Lee Chong Wei in straight games in the semifinals. In the final, China outclassed Indonesia to win for the fourth time in a row. By defeating Lee Chong Wei in the championship match, he was able to earn his first gold medal at an Asian Games. By this, he becomes the first Asian to win both the individual and national team major titles.
He started having issues in 2010 as a result of a waist injury. Despite this, he kept up his strong performance.
In the final of the World Championships in August, he defeated Lee Chong Wei at Wembley Arena, the venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics same competition. Lee’s dreams of becoming the first Malaysian to win a gold medal at the World Championships were destroyed by this.
In the first two months of 2012, Lin suffered defeats in the second round of the Malaysia Open. After that the final of the Korea Open to Lee Chong Wei. In March, he captured his first championship of the year and sixth German Open crown.
The All-England Open victory in March made him the first guy to win five championships in 33 years. Due to a waist injury, Lin withdrew from the Badminton Asia Championships semifinals in April. This action also helped his countryman Chen Jin qualify for the Olympics.
At the Badminton Asia Championships, his first competition following the London 2012 Olympics. Lin made his lone participation of the year. He only made it as far as the third round of the competition before being forced to quit due to an injury.
Due to his popularity, Lin Dan allowed a wild card entry for the Global Championships in Guangzhou, China. He eventually beat Lee Chong Wei by forfeit to win the tournament and turn the wildcard into his fifth victory.
After a seven-month layoff, Lin, who is currently ranked 104th in the world. He made a comeback, won the China Masters, and went on to win the Badminton Asia Championships.
Awards and Honours
In 2006 and 2007, Lin received the Eddie Choong Player of the Year honors twice. In 2008, he also won the BWF Best Male Player of the Year award.
During the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, he was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP). Therefore if you concluded the list of best badminton players he will stand in the top position.
His unblemished record in major badminton championships earned him the title of 2010’s best male athlete in CCTV Sports Personality of the Year on January 16, 2011.