According to the Chinese badminton team head coach Li Yongbo’s microblogging, BWF has made a right decision as by offering Lin Dan a wild card to participate the World Championships in Guangzhou! Meanwhile, Li Yongbo also wished that Lin Dan can be well prepared to fight for a new beginning!
The 2013 Badminton World Championships will be held on August from 5 to 11 in Guangzhou, according to the BWF World Championships qualification competition provisions, a member needs to be listed top 8 for four matches in order to obtain a ticket for the World Championships. After successfully defending the Olympic Games in London, Lin Dan had left the field for more than eight months, the world ranking is also too low and thus it is difficult for him to be directly qualified for the World Championships.
Therefore, Lin Dan’s hope would have been pinned on the qualifications of the “wild card”. However, in late March, the Secretary-General of the BWF Thomas – Lundin said, a “green light” would not be given to Lin Dan. At the same time, Thomas – Lundin also expressed that rules will not be changed for one person. In that way, a shadow was castes over the entry of Lin Dan into the match until today.