Love pours in from all over the world as Lin Dan retires from badminton

Wish Lin Dan a Happy Retirement! (photo: Xinhua)
Wish Lin Dan a Happy Retirement! (photo: Xinhua)

Beijing: ​After Lin Dan announced his retirement from professional badminton on July 4, 2020, praise for him started pouring in from around the world.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) posted several messages on its social media pages by calling the Chinese badminton legend “The Glorious Super Dan”, while Lin Dan’s arch-rival Lee Chong Wei also paid emotional tributes to the greatest rival of his career.

Here are some tributes to the 37-year-old badminton legend:


Lee Chong Wei

Peter Gade

Goh Liu Ying

Woon Khe Wei


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相信每个人都有自己的偶像😁,我也不例外。还记得当时要跟他合照,我的心砰砰跳,有点小害羞🤭。昨天看到他退役的消息,有点惊讶,希望他的退役生活更加丰富多彩! Everyone has his/her own idol 😁, so do I. I still remember clearly at the very first time to take photo with him, my heartbeat shooting up, I felt shy at the same time🤭. I was surprised to know his update yesterday, wishing he has another great and wonderful story after his retirement. . . #bestwishes #happy #retirement #badminton #legend #lindan

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Shi Yuqi


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Happy retirement my idol 😭😭 . 祝你未来好运❤ . . . #happyretirement #lindan #legend

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Kidambi Srikanth

Jonatan Christie


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Idol. Opponent. Respect. Legend. . 📸 : GettyImages, BadmintonIndonesa, Badminton Photo.

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Gronya Somerville

Lin has had an illustrious badminton career, with these titles under his belt, including 2 Olympic gold medals, 5 world championships titles, 5 Sudirman Cup titles, 6 Thomas Cup titles, 6 All England, 21 Superseries, and 3 World Tour titles, Lin has cemented his spot as the greatest badminton player of all time.


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