Lin Dan finally ties the knot

In a great ceremony held at the Beijing University of Technology on September 23, 2012, Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang officially got married. Lin had postponed the date for a […]

In a great ceremony held at the Beijing University of Technology on September 23, 2012, and Xie Xingfang officially got married. Lin had postponed the date for a few years as he wanted to stay focussed on retaining his Olympic badminton title in London. The couple had been married at the end of 2010 in a quick ceremony which was more of an administrative formality, but the wedding held on Sunday in Beijing was the one everyone was expecting. It was held in front of more than 1,000 people – of which only 500 were officially invited to the ceremony.

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Lin Dan’s best men were Chen Jin, Bao Chunlai and famous actor Ren Quan.

Lin Dan recently mentioned that he would rest from badminton for a while, but that he still intends to compete and – if his body allows him and the motivation is still the same – he might even go for a third title in a row in Rio in 2016. He will then be 33.

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Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.