Lin Dan ready for World Championships history bid

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Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.
Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.

Chengdu: Chinese badminton star Lin Dan has been put on intensive training ahead of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships that will be held August 21–27 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

The five-time former world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, currently training in Chengdu, is ready to bid for a record sixth World title.

Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.
Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.
Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.
Lin Dan undergoes endurance exercise as part of his training for the 2017 World Championships.

Lin Dan’s 2017 season got off to a rough start when he uncharacteristic lost to Denmark’s Emil Holst at the German Open, and to compatriots Shi Yuqi in the All England semi-final. He then picked up some steam by winning the Swiss Open and Malaysia Open. However, he was defeated by Chen Long in the final of Asia Championships, went down to Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan in the first round of Indonesia Open before beaten by Chen Long again in the quarter-finals of Australian Open.

Nevertheless, with the rich experience of playing 17 years on the world circuit, and he’s one of the best shuttler that ever played the sport, so no one should ever count him out on the badminton court and especially in bigger events like the World Championships.

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