2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Badminton

Lin Dan

Date of birth

1983-10-14

Birthplace

Longyan

Height

176 cm

Weight

68.0 kg

Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • Singles: 1st (2008, 2012)

World Championships (6 medals: 5 gold, 1 silver)

  • Singles: 1st (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), 2nd (2005)

Thomas Cup / World Team Championships (7 medals: 5 gold, 2 bronze)

  • Team: 1st (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012), 3rd (2002, 2014)

Asian Games (7 medals: 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)

  • Singles: 1st (2010, 2014), 2nd (2006)
  • Team: 1st (2006, 2010), 2nd (2014), 3rd (2002)

Asian Championships (7 medals: 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)

  • Singles: 1st (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015), 2nd (2001), 3rd (2008, 2012)

"Super Dan" targeting an unprecedented triple

Lin Dan has a chance to underline his status as the greatest badminton player of all time as he bids for a third straight Olympic title in Rio.

"Super Dan" is the only player to have won all 9 major badminton titles, including 2 Olympic golds (2008, 2012) and 5 world championship crowns.

After becoming the first man to successfully defend the men's singles title, at London 2012, the Chinese star battled with injury, slipping out of the world's top 100 by 2014.

But with Rio on the horizon, the 32-year-old looks back at his best. In April 2016, he beat compatriot Chen Long - the 2-time reigning world champion and world number 1 - to win the China Masters. Bring on the Games.

Results

Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v Obernosterer

1Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v Obernosterer2 (21-5 21-11)
1Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v Malkov2 (21-18 21-7)
1Men's Singles, Group Stage, Group E, Lin D v T.M. Nguyen2 (21-7 21-12)
1Men's Singles, Quarterfinal, Lin D v Kidambi2 (21-6 11-21 21-18)
2Men's Singles, Semifinal, C.W. Lee v Lin D1 (21-15 11-21 20-22)
2Men's Singles, Bronze medal match, Lin D v Axelsen1 (21-15 10-21 17-21)

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2