Chinese badminton star Lin Dan, one of the best players of all time who twice won the Olympic gold medal, announced his retirement from the game on Saturday. </p><div> <p>Lin Dan, 37, crowned the singles title twice in a row at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, and he is the first player to achieve this achievement. He also won all major titles in the game world, including the gold medal in the World Championship five times between 2006 and 2013. Six times.
The fans of the game around the world called the Chinese left-handed player the title of “Super Lin” due to its remarkable excellence.
The player also led his country to win the men’s Thomas Cup six times and to win five times for the Sodiram Cup for mixed teams.
It also helped China win three golds in team competition, along with two singles titles at the Asian Games.
“I have given everything to the sport I loved,” Lin Lin was quoted as saying in the Chinese media. Throughout my happy and difficult moments throughout my career, I have had the support of my family, coaches, colleagues and fans. ”
“Now I am 37 years old, and I am no longer able to compete on an equal footing with my team mates, due to my reduced fitness and the pain I feel,” the Chinese star added.
“From 2000 to 2020, 20 years later, I must say goodbye to the national team,” Lin Dan said. It is very difficult to pronounce these words. ”
The famous Malaysian player Chung Wei, who lost to Lin Dan in the final of the Beijing and London tournaments, retired from the game last year due to long-standing health problems.
Because of the famous competition between the players, the Malaysian player praised his Chinese competitor through a poem he published on social media, along with pictures of them during childhood and adolescence.