• Lin Dan to get new tattoo if he wins gold in Rio Olympics

    By Rudraneil Sengupta

    With 2015 slated to be a testing year, the incredible player talks about his comeback, Indian badminton, and Olympic dreamsMay be Lin Dan should take more sexy underwear shots than getting more tattoos, what do you think?

    May be Lin Dan should take more sexy underwear shots than getting more tattoos, what do you think?

    Five-time world champion, five-time All England champion and the first men’s singles player to win back-to-back Olympic gold in badminton, Lin Dan is without argument the greatest badminton player of his generation, perhaps of all time. When he defended his Olympic title at the London 2012 games, and then married long-time partner and former women’s world champion badminton player Xie Xingfang, many thought it would be the last time “Super Dan” would take to the court.

  • Lin Dan seeded 5th, Li Xuerui 1st in 2015 All England

    London: In the quest to capture his sixth men's singles title, Olympic champion Lin Dan has been seeded fifth at the 2015 All England Open Badminton Championships that will be held from March 3 to March 8, 2015.Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang are badminton's power couple

    Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang are badminton's power couple

  • Yen Mei wants to emulate Mew Choo, Xingfang (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: National women's singles shuttler Ho Yen Mei may not be a household name just yet, but that is all set to change this year.

    The ambitious junior shuttler, who draws inspiration from the wives of the two best badminton players in the world, has now started full-time training after graduating from the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS).

    Last year, her badminton career took a backseat as she concentrated on her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.Ho Yen Mei wants to emulate Xie Xinfang as she is able to anticipate her opponent's moves.

    Yen Mei said that she draws inspiration from former world champion Xie Xingfang and 2007 China Open winner Wong Mew Choo.

    Xingfang is the wife of five-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan while Mew Choo is married to Malaysian hero and world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.

    “I admire Xie Xingfang because of her skills, movements, body language and fire on court. She anticipates her opponent’s movements very well and she is very calm on the court,” she said.

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