Lin Dan China
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

14 Oct 1983

Height

1.76m

Weight

68kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 0

Sport Guides

BADMINTON

Lin Dan competed in BADMINTON

Did you know?

  • Badminton matches are played over the best of three games.
  • Each game is won by the first player or doubles pair to reach 21 points by a margin of two clear points.
  • All events begin with group stages, followed by a knockout format.
  • With shuttlecock smashes reaching speeds of more than 200mph, badminton has claims to be the world's fastest racquet sport.
  • Since making its Olympic debut in 1992, badminton has been dominated by Asian countries. All 15 medals at the 2008 Olympics went to Asian shuttlers.

Head to Head

Lin Dan vs Rajiv Ouseph

Lin Dan

Lin Dan One to watch China flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

5

Height

1.76m (5'9")

Weight

68kg

Age

30

Rajiv Ouseph

Rajiv Ouseph Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

Height

1.89m (6'2")

Weight

82kg

Age

28

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