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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Olympian in focus: Lin Dan scouting report

Lin Dan
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 70kg
Place of Birth: Lonyan, Fujian, China
D.O.B. :October 14, 1983
Handedness: Left
Nationality: Chinese

Assets: An outstanding badminton talent with off the charts badminton IQ. Possesses smooth fundamentals of racquet skills and footwork. Has explosive attacking prowess and excel in a fast pace rally. Can 'read' his opponents game play and play any type of style. Plays at his best at the most prestigious tournaments. Excels under pressure. 

Flaws: In his youth, he was very brash and can be taken off his game plan by on-court and off-court antics. Has fiery temper when confronted with slights or perceived insults. May not be as explosive in attacks as before and resort to more control rallies.

Career potential: Generational talent, perhaps the greatest badminton player that ever lived.

Career Highlights: (Selected trophies): Olympic gold (2008, 2012), World Champion (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2013). All England Champion (2004, 2006,2007, 2009, 2012,2016)

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