On July 4, 2020, Lin Dan announced his retirement to the badminton community
Below are words from Lin Dan himself:
“I was not thinking of leaving and not willing to think of it. I gave my everything to this sport that I love.
‘Persevere’, I tell myself during every hard time, to let my career prolong. Compared to my younger days when I chased rankings, these last few years I challenged myself to the limits of a senior athlete, and living the spirit of never giving up,”
“I’ve dedicated everything to the sport I love. My family, coaches, team mates and fans have accompanied me through many happy times and difficult moments”
“Now I’m 37 years old, and my physical fitness and pain no longer allow me to fight side by side with my teammates,”
Do you remember these rare shots from him?
How about this legendary match between Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei?
And how Lin Dan decided to start a side underwear business?
Most will agree that this is the end of a legendary era in the badminton community.
Thank you Lin Dan for your perseverance and grit over the past two decades.
Super Dan fans, take home these exclusive Lin Dan gear before they are discontinued!
🧢 Lin Dan Flat Cap (Yonex)
🧢 Lin Dan Baseball Cap (Yonex) - SOLD OUT
👕 Lin Dan Game Day Shirt (Various Colors)
👕 Lin Dan Shirt (White)