After winning all the possible champions and titles in the badminton world, turning to the age of 30, the dominant Chinese badminton player Lin Dan seemed to have no direction.
According to the Tencent Sports News, following the London Olympics, Lin Dan applied to leave the BWF the for six months to get ready for his marriage and also make some judgements. In accordance with the provisions of the BWF, the world’s top eight must unconditionally participate in top-level tournaments. After six-month break, he’s now coming back with a world ranking of 40.
My future plans? No! Nothing!
In previous years, the Asian Championships is just a normal competition to many people. As the world’s top eight Lin Dan even did not have to attend. But this year’s Asian Championships which is without Lee Chong Wei and Taufik, has become a warm-up match for Lin Dan to prepare for his own comeback. Since this is just a warm-up, Lin Dan did not even know the goal of his participation.
“The World Championships will definitely be missed, the possibility of participating the Sudirman cup seems to be low as well, after the Asian Championships do you have any plans?” The reporter asked.
Just tied up a racket, Lin Dan replied:”No! nothing!”his answer surprised the reporter. It seems that the recovery of competitive status for Lin Dan is not important, the key is about the goal and motivation that can only keep Lin Dan continue.
Lin Dan Profile
Lin Dan (simplified Chinese: 林丹; traditional Chinese: 林丹; pinyin: Ln Dān; born October 14, 1983 in Longyan, Fujian) is a dominant Chinese badminton player. He has been nicknamed “Super Dan” (超级丹) by his fans. Lin Dan won a number of titles, he was the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games badminton men’s singles champion, the only player who won the World Badminton Championships men’s singles champion for 4 times (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011), he also won five times of the All England open Badminton Championships (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012), and help the Chinese national badminton team won five consecutive champions in the Thomas Cup (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012), the four consecutive champion of the Sudirman Cup (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011).
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