Lin Dan

1983 - Today

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Lin Dan (born 14 October 1983) is a Chinese former 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 what some consider to be the 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lin Dan has received more than 2,704,241 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Lin Dan is the 2nd most popular badminton player (up from 3rd in 2019), the 913th most popular biography from China (down from 874th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Badminton Player.

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 3.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Lin Dan has had the most page views in the with 244,256 views, followed by Chinese (122,186), and Vietnamese (48,076). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cantonese (176.71%), Uzbek (174.42%), and Vietnamese (145.14%)


Among badminton players, Lin Dan ranks 2 out of 117Before him are Rudy Hartono. After him are Lee Chong Wei, Susi Susanti, Taufik Hidayat, Park Joo-bong, Peter Gade, Alan Budikusuma, Carolina Marín, Viktor Axelsen, Bang Soo-hyun, and Prakash Padukone.

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Among people born in 1983, Lin Dan ranks 73Before him are Anahí, Kate Mara, Sola Aoi, Rebeca Linares, Óscar Cardozo, and Utada Hikaru. After him are Ed Skrein, Park Hae-jin, Emmanuel Eboué, Daniel Jarque, Assimi Goïta, and Iko Uwais.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lin Dan ranks 913 out of 1,610Before him are Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), Cai Chusheng (1906), Lisa Lu (1927), He Guoqiang (1943), An Wang (1920), and Karen Lachmann (1916). After him are Qin Jiwei (1914), Chen Quanguo (1955), Qiao Guanhua (1913), Yitang Zhang (1955), Sun Chunlan (1950), and Zhou Xun (1974).


Among badminton players born in China, Lin Dan ranks 1After him are Zhang Ning (1975), Xie Xingfang (1981), Chen Long (1989), Gao Ling (1979), Cai Yun (1980), Fu Haifeng (1984), Yang Wei (1979), Ji Xinpeng (1977), Zhang Jun (1977), Li Xuerui (1991), and Chen Yufei (1998).