Lin Dan Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Net Worth

is a Chinese former professional badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, as well as a six-time All England champion.

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Lin Dan Wiki, Biography

Date of Birth 4 July 2020
Birth Day 4 July
Birth Years 2020
Age 39 years old
Birth Place Longyan, Fujian, China
Birth City Fujian
Birth Country China
Nationality Indonesian
Famous As Athlete
Also Known for Athlete
Zodiac Sign Libra
Occupation Athlete

Also Known by the Full name Lin Dan, is a Good Athlete. He was born on 4 July 2020, in Longyan, Fujian, China. Fujian is a beautiful and populous city located in Longyan, Fujian, China China.

Early Life Story, Family Background and Education

Lin was born in Fujian, China. At a young age, Lin was encouraged to learn to play the piano by his parents, and to be a pianist. However, he chose to play badminton instead. Having started his training at the age of five, he was scouted by the People’s Liberation Army Sports Team after winning the National Junior Championships aged twelve, and was enlisted into the Chinese National Badminton Team in 2001, when he was 18.

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Lin Dan Net Worth

Lin Dan has a net worth of $1.5 million (Estimated) which he earned from his occupation as Athlete. Famously known as the Athlete of China. He is seen as one of the most successful Athlete of all times. Lin Dan Wealth & Primary Source of earning is being a successful Indonesian Athlete.

Lin entered the career as Athlete In his early life after completing his formal education..

Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 $0.5 Million to $1.5 Million Approx
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Personal Life, Relationships and Dating

Lin has been in a relationship with Xie Xingfang, herself a former world champion, since 2003. They were quietly engaged on 13 December 2010 in Haizhu, Guangzhou. Xie initially denied but later acknowledged romantic involvement with Lin, who reacted angrily at the public exposure of their relationship, citing reasons of personal privacy. The two were married on 23 September 2012 and the wedding ceremony was held at the Beijing University of Technology.

Lin had five tattoos visible during the 2012 Summer Olympics. His upper left arm has a Christian cross, his lower left arm has five stars, his right upper arm reads “until the end of world”, a double “F” lettering on his lower right arm, and his initials “LD” are tattooed on the back of his neck. These tattoos have been the subject of controversy due to his military and religious status.

On 17 October 2012, he became the first active Chinese badminton player to accept a master’s degree, which was presented at Huaqiao University. His autobiography, Until the End of the World, was published after he successfully defended his Olympic title at the London 2012 Olympics.

Social Network

Born on 4 July 2020, the Athlete is Probably the most famous person on social media. Lin is a popular celebrity and social media influencer. With his huge number of social media followers, he frequently shares numerous individual media files for viewers to comment with his massive amount of support from followers across all major social media sites. Affectively interact with and touch his followers. You can scroll down for information about his Social media profiles.

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Life Story & Timeline

2019

Lin Dan won his second Malaysia Open title in 2019, beating compatriot Chen Long in the finals. However, he withdrew from the Singapore Open in the first round against Viktor Axelsen, citing a “thigh injury”. In April, Lin Dan lost in the semifinals of the New Zealand Open to Ng Ka Long. In September, Lin Dan lost in the finals of the Korea Masters tournament to Kanta Tsuneyama.

2018

Lin Dan entered a record 10th All England final in the 2018 edition, but lost to compatriot Shi Yuqi. He won the New Zealand open by beating youngster Jonatan Christie. He won the Gold Medal 2018 Thomas Cup & Gold Medal Asian Games 2018 Men’s Team with China as well.

2017

In March, 2017, Lin was eliminated in the semi finals of the All England by his countryman Shi Yuqi. He bounced back and won the Swiss Open by beating Shi Yuqi. In April he defeated Lee Chong Wei (Silver medalist – Rio Olympics 2016) in straight sets to win the Malaysian open Super Series Premier for the first time. He also won against Chen Long (Gold) in CBSL (China) and against Victor Axelsen (Bronze) in the 2017 England Open. In the China Masters he lost the semifinal to Qiao Bin and in the Badminton Asia Championship he won silver medal, after a loss to Chen Long in the final. He was beaten in the German Grand Prix Gold and Indonesian Open respectively in Round of 16. He lost to Chen Long in Australian open semi finals.

In 2017 at age 33 he managed to enter his record 7th BWF world championship final by beating Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki by 21–17, 21–18 in the quarter finals and beating new world No.1, Son Wan-ho, by 21–17, 21–14 in the semi finals. But in the finals, he was beaten straight sets by his 10 years younger rival, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, by 22–20, 21–16.

2016

In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Lin Dan played Srikanth Kidambi, an Indian player, in the quarterfinals and easily won the first set. However, he lost the second set 21–11. In the last set, he regained his confidence and won by a score of 18–21. In the next round however, he was beaten by Lee Chong Wei with score 15–21, 21–11, 22–20. Lin Dan had previously defeated Lee Chong Wei in the previous 2 Olympic finals in 2008 and 2012.

He and his wife Xie Xingfang had their first child “Xiao Yu” (Little feather) on November 5, 2016.

2014

After seven months absence, Lin, ranked 104th in the World Ranking, returned and took the title in the China Masters and subsequently won the Badminton Asia Championships title. However, the BWF would not grant Lin a wild card entry into the 2014 World Championships, as they did in 2013. Subsequently, Lin could not defend his title which was won by Chinese teammate Chen Long. Lin was part of the China Thomas Cup squad, but due to his world ranking, he was only eligible to play as third singles as China was upset by Japan in the semifinals.

2013

In Thomas Cup, Lin helped China to an excellent start in which they thrashed United States and defending champion Indonesia 5–0 respectively to enter the quarterfinals. Lin then cruised past Shoji Sato and Lee Hyun-il in quarterfinal and semifinal ties against Japan and South Korea respectively, each ending in 3–0 wins for China. In the final, he beat Peter Gade in straight games to give China the lead before the Chinese team eventually won three matches to one. China thus took the crown, ending a 14 years drought in the tournament.

Lin started the season by reaching the semifinals of the German Open, and had a same result in China Masters and China Open. He failed to win the Malaysia Open in June, which saw his opponent Lee Chong Wei produce a superb display to save the title after being 13–20 down in the deciding game, and also lost to Taufik Hidayat in Asian Games final.

In May, Lin and his teammates had extended China’s Thomas Cup reign, shut out Denmark 3–0 for second consecutive title.

In Olympic Games, he beat Hong Kong’s Ng Wei in the first round, Park Sung-hwan in the second round, and Peter Gade in the quarterfinals. He then beat his teammate Chen Jin in straight sets to set up a “dream” final against Lee Chong Wei. However, the final was a one-sided match as Lin demolished Lee 21–12, 21–8, and became the first men’s singles player to win the Olympic gold as a first seed.

He then participated in the Sudirman Cup in which he helped China to a 5–0 victory against England and another clean swept against Japan and Indonesia. In the semifinals, it was another showdown between Lin and Lee Chong Wei in a tie against Malaysia, and Lin went on to win in straight games to set up a clash against Korea in the final. In the final, Lin had no trouble beating Park Sung-hwan, helping China to secure the Cup for the third time in a row without conceding a match to any opponent in the tournament.

However, Lin’s hope to become the first player to win five All England titles in the open era was dashed when he was defeated by Lee Chong Wei in the final. He then won his second Asian Championships in April on a day which saw China sweep all five titles. Lin helped China to a fourth consecutive Sudirman Cup title in May, defeating Denmark 3–0 in the final. In June, Lin withdrew from the Singapore Open final due to gastric flu, this drew the jeers from fans in the stadium. Just few days later, he was stunned by Sho Sasaki in the second round of Indonesia Open.

In April, Lin won the men’s singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships in China, defending his title won last year in South Korea. He defeated compatriot Tian Houwei 21–19, 21–8 in a match that lasted 50 minutes in the central city of Wuhan. In May, Lin Dan contributed to Chinese team’s winning 10th Sudirman Cup after defeating Takuma Ueda easily 21–15, 21–13 in the final although at that time, his ranking (2nd) was lower than his junior compatriot Chen Long. In September, Lin won the Japan Open, his first Super Series title of the year. He made a remarkable fightback after trailing 3–11 in the deciding game of the men’s singles final against Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen but fought back to win 21–19, 16–21, 21–19 in one hour and 18 minutes.

In March, Lin defeated Chou Tien-chen to clinch his seventh men’s singles title at the German Open. The two had a fierce battle early on in the match, which saw Lin defeated by Chou in the first set 15–21.

Exactly 1 week after his triumphant win at the final of the German Open, Lin regained his All England title in Birmingham England, giving him his 6th win at the event. In impressive form, he beat fellow Team China player Tian Houwei 21–9, 21–10.

In April, Lin Dan beat world No. 1 Chen Long in straight games 21–17 and 23–21 to lift his sixth China Masters crown in Jiangsu, China. Lin Dan showed his mastery when he came from behind in the second set to win, trailing 11–16 at one stage but was never in real danger of losing the second set. In June, Lin lost in 2nd round of 2016 Indonesia Open.

In the bronze medal match, Lin played Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen. After having taken the first set 21–15, the two-time Olympic champion lost the next two and the match with a scoreline of 21–15, 10–21, 17–21. After the Rio Olympics, he skipped all international tournaments.

The Lee–Lin rivalry was a rivalry between two professional badminton players, Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan. The rivalry is widely considered the greatest rivalry the world has ever witnessed in the history of badminton. Of their 40 meetings, Lin won the head to head by 28–12.

2012

In August, he won his fourth World Championships title by beating Lee Chong Wei in final in Wembley Arena, a venue which would host the same competition for 2012 Summer Olympics. This dashed Lee’s hope of becoming the first Malaysian to win a gold medal in the World Championships.

In September, he was ousted in the semi-finals of China Masters, and withdrew from the semifinals of Japan Open. This was followed up by a shock exit in the second round of the Denmark Open to Hong Kong player Wong Wing Ki, and retired in the semifinals of French Open despite leading the match, stated it is due to paronychia. The retirement also marked his sixth in the season, many media quest the retirement was due to the strategic consideration to let China team have full quota in men’s singles for 2012 Olympics. However, Li Yongbo said Lin retirement is not a “gift”, this is due to that BWF stated that each top players are compulsory to participate in number of tournament and Lin needs a better condition towards the Olympics. Lin voiced frustration that the peak schedule was the reason he had the most retirements in a season. He ended the last three tournaments in high note, won his fifth Hong Kong Open and China Open title respectively, and his first ever Super Series Master Finals title.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Lin eased against Ireland’s Scott Evans, and outperformed Taufik Hidayat in the second round. In the quarterfinals, Japan’s Sho Sasaki almost showed him the exit after surviving from rubber games. He had another easy victory against Lee Hyun-il in the semifinals to set up another meeting with his rival Lee Chong Wei. In the repeat of 2008’s final, Lin this time lost the first game to Lee but bounced to take the second. The third game became a thriller as Lin edged to a gold medal, narrowly beating Lee by two points despite Lee leading most of the time. Lin also became the first men’s singles player to retain the Olympic title.

Lin made his only appearance of the year at the Badminton Asia Championships, his first tournament since the London 2012 Olympics. He only reached the third round of the tournament, then had to withdraw due to an injury. Lin Dan was also given a wild card entry for the World Championships in Guangzhou, China due to his ability and popularity; even though his world ranking had not enabled him to qualify. He eventually converted the wildcard into his fifth title of the tournament, by beating his all time rival Lee Chong Wei by forfeit.

In June, Lin lost in the quarterfinals of Japan Open. Afterwards, he won the Australian Open, his first Super Series title since the 2012 All England Open. In November, Lin lost in the final of China Open to Kidambi Srikanth from India.

Lin had five tattoos visible during the 2012 Summer Olympics. His upper left arm has a Christian cross, his lower left arm has five stars, his right upper arm reads “until the end of world”, a double “F” lettering on his lower right arm, and his initials “LD” are tattooed on the back of his neck. These tattoos have been the subject of controversy due to his military and religious status.

On October 17, 2012, he became the first active Chinese badminton player to accept a master’s degree, which was presented at Huaqiao University. His autobiography, Until the End of the World, was published after he successfully defended his Olympic title at the London 2012 Olympics.

2011

Lin won the Eddie Choong Player of the Year award for two consecutive years in 2006 and 2007. He also secured the BWF Best Male Player of the Year in 2008. Lin was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) during the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. On January 16, 2011, he was voted as the 2010 best male athlete in CCTV Sports Personality of the Year for his clean sweep in major badminton titles.

2010

Lin began the year with a withdrawal in the Malaysia Open’s quarterfinals, which marked his third withdrawal in a row since late 2010. This action caused criticism mostly by Taufik Hidayat, who wanted the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to investigate. His mother denied that he retired on purpose, and cited he had a waist injury. However, he sprang back to win the first ever million dollar badminton tournament, Korea Open by beating Lee Chong Wei in the final. He then won the German Open, beating his compatriot Chen Jin in the final.

Lin has been in a relationship with Xie Xingfang, herself a former world champion, since 2003. They were quietly engaged on December 13, 2010 in Haizhu, Guangzhou. Xie initially denied but later acknowledged romantic involvement with Lin, who reacted angrily at the public exposure of their relationship, citing reasons of personal privacy. The two were married on September 23, 2012 and the wedding ceremony was held at the Beijing University of Technology.

2008

Widely regarded as the greatest badminton player of all time, by the age of 28 Lin had completed the “Super Grand Slam”, having won all nine major titles in the badminton world: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asian Championships, becoming the first and only player to achieve this feat. He also became the first men’s singles player to retain the Olympic gold medal by winning in 2008 and defending his title in 2012. Winning the Malaysian Open in 2017 marked Lin’s success in having won every major title in the badminton world.

On April 10, 2008, Lin was involved in yet another controversy when he struck coach Ji Xinpeng in front of his teammates and the media during the warm-up tournament ahead of the Thomas Cup. The incident was allegedly triggered by him being unhappy with Ji’s arrangement of the starting line-up for the tournament. Despite this, Lin proceeded to win every match he played in the Thomas Cup until his semifinal clash with Lee Chong Wei, and helped China to a third successive title in the tournament. After easy victories over Nigeria and Canada in the group stage, China defeated Thailand in the quarterfinals. Despite Lin’s loss to Lee Chong Wei in the semifinals, China still managed to qualify for the final over Malaysia 3–2 and retained the title after beating South Korea 3–1.

Lin won the Thailand Open, his last tournament before the 2008 Olympic Games.

In March, Lin won his fourth All England title by defeating Lee Chong Wei, in only his first appearance since November 2008, but lost to the same opponent in the final of Swiss Open a week later.

2007

Lin Dan entered 2007 with a loss to South Korea’s Park Sung-hwan in the round of 16 at the Malaysia Open. A week later he captured the Korea Open by defeating Chinese teammate Chen Jin in the final. He went on to win the German Open and then the All England championships again, crushing compatriot Chen Yu 21–13, 21–12. In June, Lin Dan was part of Team China in the Sudirman Cup, held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Chinese team retained the cup after beating Indonesia 3–0 in the final. Later in the season Lin Dan defeated Wong Choong Hann of Malaysia and became the China Masters champion for 2007. In August, Lin Dan extended his reign as the world champion when he beat Indonesia’s Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–11, 22–20 in the final of the tournament held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lin Dan thus became the first man since Yang Yang to win back to back world championships.

2005

Lin retained his number one world ranking during 2005, winning his second German and Hong Kong Open titles, as well as the Japan Open, China Masters, and World Cup tournaments. He also helped China recapture the Sudirman Cup when it shut-out both defending champion South Korea in the semifinals and Indonesia in the final.

2004

In 2004, he was dubbed “Super Dan” by opponent Peter Gade after winning the All England Open final, and the nickname has since been widely used by his fans as well as the media to refer to him, in recognition of his achievements.

Lin had a good start to 2004, earning the BWF’s number one world ranking for the first time in February. He helped China win the qualifying round of Thomas Cup and then captured the Swiss Open. He won his first ever All England Open title by beating Peter Gade in the final. He reached the semifinal of the Japan Open before going off to Jakarta, Indonesia in May for the Thomas Cup campaign.

Lin suffered setbacks later in the 2004 season when he was ousted in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Open, and was reported to have a leg injury in mid-July, prior to the Olympic Games. Lin “crashed” in his first Olympic Games when, as the first seed, he was ousted early by Singapore’s Ronald Susilo, who claimed Lin was “too eager to win”. However, Lin bounced back with three titles at the Denmark, German, and China Opens, and ended the season as a semi-finalist at the Indonesia Open.

2003

Lin started the 2003 season with a third round defeat in the All England Open. He reached a final later in the year at the Japan Open but was beaten by his compatriot Xia Xuanze once again. Lin then made his inaugural debut in the World Championships in Birmingham, England. He breezed past Per-Henrik Croona and Przemysław Wacha in the first two rounds, but was beaten by Xia again in his third round match. After the world meet, he was eliminated in the semifinals of the Singapore Open, third round of the Indonesia Open, and second round of the Malaysia Open. However, Lin ended the season strongly by capturing the Denmark, Hong Kong, and China Opens, and finishing runner-up at the German Open.

2002

In 2002 Lin took his first title at the Korea Open. He was a member of China’s 2002 Thomas Cup squad which defeated Sweden (5–0), Denmark (3–2), and South Korea (4–1) to reach the semifinals. However, Lin didn’t play in the semifinal tie against Malaysia, which saw China’s team tumble to a 1–3 defeat. Lin participated in another four tournaments without coming close to victory. He was knocked out in the first round of the Singapore, and Indonesia Opens, second round of the Denmark Open, and third round of the China Open. In October Lin was defeated in the semifinals of the Asian Games team competition which directly blew China’s hope of a gold medal.

2001

2001 marked the start of Lin’s professional career. In his first final, at the Asian Badminton Championships, he was thrashed by compatriot Xia Xuanze.

Lin was born to a Hakka family in Shanghang County, Longyan, Fujian. At a young age, Lin Dan was encouraged to learn to play the piano by his parents, and to be a pianist. However, he chose to play badminton instead. Having started his training at the age of five, he was scouted by the People’s Liberation Army Sports Team after winning the National Junior Championships aged twelve, and was enlisted into the Chinese National Badminton Team in 2001, when he was 18.

2000

Lin emerged as a winner in the 2000 Badminton Asia Junior Championships in both the team and the singles events. He was also a member of the winning Chinese team and a boys’ singles semi-finalist in the 2000 World Junior Championships.

1983

Lin Dan (born October 14, 1983) is a Chinese professional badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, as well as a six-time All England champion.

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