Lin Dan is a retired Chinese badminton player who holds a track record with two Olympic gold medals, five World Championships, and six All England Championships to his name. His exemplary career in the sport has led many to hail him as the finest badminton player in history. By the young age of 28, Lin Dan had clinched what is often referred to as the “Super Grand Slam” as he won nine of the world’s most prestigious badminton competitions: the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asian Championships.
In addition, Lin created history as the first men’s singles player to secure back-to-back Olympic gold medals, with victories in 2008 and a successful title defense in 2012.Following his victory in the 2004 All England Open final, his competitor Peter Gade labeled him “Super Dan”. He is presently acknowledged with the same name by many of his fans, followers, and worldwide.
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