Lin Dan

  • 'Super Dan' leaves rivals awestruck at Thomas Cup May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Unmatched genius and an enigmatic personality to the core, Chinese superstar Lin Dan has taken the international badminton by storm despite coming back after a year's break leaving his rival shuttlers here at the Thomas Cup in awe of the maverick who goes by the nickname 'Super Dan'. Twotime...
  • Lin Dan opposes BWF plans to change scoring system May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese great Lin Dan on Wednesday opposed Badminton World Federation's plans to consider a new scoring system and said changing the rules too frequently would not be good for the sport. "It has been changed quite a lot, from 9, 15 to 21, now changing back. I think this...
  • Lin Dan to skip international matches for rest of year September 12, 2013

    Beijing: Badminton superstar Lin Dan announced that he will skip all international events on the 2013 calendar after winning his third straight Chinese National Games singles title. "I don't need to prove myself through competition anymore," said Lin, who beat world No.3 Du Pengyu 21-18, 21-5 in the final on Wednesday,...
  • Lin Dan defends World Badminton title at Guangzhou August 11, 2013

    Guangzhou: China's Lin Dan defended his men's singles title after Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei retired in the final of the World Badminton Championships at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium here Sunday. The top seed retired with muscle cramps when Lin Dan was leading at match point 1621, 2113, 2017. It...
  • Lin Dan storms into quarters of world championships August 8, 2013

    Guangzhou: Badminton star Lin Dan of China outclassed Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng 2210, 2110 to enter the men's singles quarterfinals at the badminton World championships here on Thursday. Olympic champion Lin will have a a possible quarterfinal encounter against teammate Chen Long if the second seed beats another Malaysian, Daren Liew,...
  • Lin Dan gets World Championships wildcard May 9, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Fourtime champion Lin Dan of China will defend his World Championship title in August, courtesy a wildcard given by the the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday. The BWF's Committee of Management (COM) for the World Championships voted unanimously to award the legendary men's singles player a wildcard for...
  • Lee Chong Wei aims to reclaim India Open badminton title April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: World No.1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is aiming to reclaim his title at the forthcoming India Open which he won in 2011. The twotime Olympic silver medallist said he is excited about playing the Indian leg of the BWF World Super Series starting here at the Siri...
  • Lin Dan may miss All England Badminton Championships February 1, 2013

    London: Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan is almost sure to miss this year's All England Badminton Championships due to a lack of training after retaining the Olympic gold in London. Lin, dubbed "Super Dan" among his fans, has been on holiday after the Olympics and got married to his longtime...
  • Lin Dan seeded 2nd for Olympic badminton draw July 22, 2012

    London: Currently ranked World No.1, Chinese shuttler Lin Dan is seeded second in the Olympic badminton tournament as the draw will take place on Monday at the Olympic Park. Across the five medal events - men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles - there will be a...
  • China bag four gold medals in WBC on Sunday August 17, 2009

    Hyderabad: China's Lin Dan and Lu Lan won the men's and women's singles titles beating their compatriots in the World Badminton Championships in Hyderabad on Sunday. Lin outclassed Jin Chen 21-18, 21-16 to complete a hat-trick of world titles and create history, while seventh-seeded Lu overpowered Lin's girlfriend Xie Xingfang 23-21,...
  • Lin Dan clinches third straight world title August 16, 2009

    Hyderabad: Olympic champion Lin Dan on Sunday became the first shuttler to clinch three successive World Championship titles, beating second seed compatriot Jin Chen in the summit clash. Dan, seeded fifth in the event, defeated his higher-ranked countryman 21-18 21-16 a 46-minute contest. The 26-year-old Dan had won the Olympic gold in...
  • Super Lin wins battle, all-Chinese finals at WBC August 15, 2009

    Hyderabad: Olympic champion Lin Dan passed a stiff test against Sony Dwi Kuncoro to move one step away from capturing a record hat-trick of world titles on Saturday. The player nicknamed "Super Dan" ended Indonesian hopes in the singles by downing sixth seed Kuncoro 21-14, 13-21, 21-15 to set up an...
  • China's Lin enters last eight at World Badminton August 13, 2009

    Hyderabad: Chinese Olympic champion Lin Dan swatted aside Dicky Palyama of Netherlands to reach the quarter-finals of the world championships on Thursday. Fifth seed Lin, 25, seeking a record hat-trick of world titles, produced an array of spectacular diving returns and crosscourt winners in a 21-11, 21-11 victory to set up...
  • Defending champion Lin advances at WBC August 10, 2009

    Hyderabad: Top-seeded Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Lin Dan secured easy victories Monday to advance to the second round of the World Badminton Championships. Top-ranked Lee of Malaysia overcame a slow start to prevail 21-14, 21-10 over Germany's Dieter Domke on the opening day, while China's Lin, seeking to become...