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Lin Dan
林丹
Lin at Golden Bauhinia Square, Hong Kong, 2008
Personal information
Nickname(s) Super Dan
Birth name 林丹
Born 14 October 1983 (1983-10-14) (age 36)
Longyan, Fujian, China
Height 178 cm
Weight 70 kg
Country  China
Handedness Left
Men's singles
Highest Ranking 1 (26 February 2004)
Current Ranking 16 (2 April 2019)
Title(s) 66
Lin Dan
Simplified Chinese 林丹
Traditional Chinese 林丹

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.

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.

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.

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