Lin Dan signs with YONEX

Lin Dan at the Yonex signing ceremony

Beijing: After months of rumors and speculation, it’s now official. Lin Dan officially signed a deal with badminton gear manufacturer Yonex on Wednesday. Lin Dan at the Yonex signing ceremony

However, Lin and Yonex both refused to give details about the deal, although there had been rumors that it would run through 2025 and was worth 100 million Yuan (about 16.33 million US dollars). Lin Dan hit shuttlecocks to the crowd

The two-time Olympic and five-time World champion Lin Dan also revealed that he is aiming to win his third Olympic title at the 2016 Rio Games.

“I hope to win the third Olympic gold medal in Rio, which can show children around the world how one can realize one’s dream through hard work and endeavour,” said the 31-year-old Super Dan.

Lin Dan had spent long spells away from badminton since the London Olympics, and was out of the top 100 earlier last year before recovering to number six at the current world rankings.


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