TRENDING China's badminton superstar Lin Dan announces retirement

TRENDING

China's badminton superstar Lin Dan announces retirement

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15:49, July 06, 2020

Lin Dan, the Chinese badminton player, declared his retirement on July 4, 2020. The announcement means that Lin, who took golds at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, will not be competing in the next Olympics in Tokyo which was postponed this July to next July in 2021. 

"From 2000 to 2020, after 20 years, I have to say goodbye to the national team. It is very difficult to speak it out," Lin said on Weibo.

His matches-victory margin is considered to be among the very best. In his career, Lin has won 666 singles matches and lost only 128.

(Produced by Yin Luwa)

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