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 2,376,794 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Lin Dan is the 3rd most popular badminton player (down from 1st in 2019), the 877th most popular biography from China (down from 781st in 2019) and the most popular Badminton Player.

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Among badminton players, Lin Dan ranks 3 out of 81Before him are Rudy Hartono and Lee Chong Wei. After him are Susi Susanti, Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat, Park Joo-bong, Viktor Axelsen, Carolina Marín, Alan Budikusuma, Chen Long, and Prakash Padukone.

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Among people born in 1983, Lin Dan ranks 111Before him are Mamoru Miyano, Emmanuel Eboué, Vicky Krieps, Mika Nakashima, Anahí, and Arsenie Todiraș. After him are Diego Benaglio, Julia Ducournau, Iko Uwais, Liu Xiang, Jung Yu-mi, and Sebastian Ingrosso.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lin Dan ranks 877 out of 1,392Before him are Ha Jin (1956), Liu Chao-shiuan (1943), Ni Xialian (1963), Xie Jun (1970), Lu Han (1990), and Robin Li (1968). After him are Ling Jihua (1956), Li Tie (1977), Liu Xia (1961), Liu Yang (1978), Jia Xiuquan (1963), and Feng Xiaogang (1958).


Among badminton players born in China, Lin Dan ranks 1After him are Chen Long (1989), Zhang Ning (1975), Xie Xingfang (1981), Fu Haifeng (1984), Cai Yun (1980), Gao Ling (1979), Li Xuerui (1991), Yu Yang (1986), Gong Zhichao (1977), Zhang Jun (1977), and Yang Wei (1979).