China’s two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the best badminton participant of all time, introduced his retirement on Saturday aged 36.
Lin Dan. (AFP Photo)
China’s two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan, one of many sport’s biggest singles gamers, introduced his retirement on Saturday.
The 37-year-old, who received the Olympics singles titles in Beijing in 2008 and the 2012 London Games, has received all the game’s main titles, together with 5 world championships’ gold medals.
“I’ve dedicated everything to the sport I love. My family, coaches, team mates and fans have accompanied me through many happy times and difficult moments,” Chinese media quoted Lin Dan as saying within the retirement announcement.
“Now I’m 37 years old, and my physical fitness and pain no longer allow me to fight side by side with my team mates,” Lin added.