As we all know by now, Lin Dan has just won the Men's Singles individual gold in the Asian Games 2010 held in Guangzhou. This last gold medal completes Lin Dan list of significant trophies, and have become the only person to have won all these titles: - Olympics - World Championship (3 times) - Asian Games - All England (4 times) - Thomas Cup (4 times) - Sudirman Cup (3 times) - Asian Games team (2 times) aside from the above, he has a list of dozens of other wins, including Opens in: - Japan - Hong Kong - China - Chinese Taipei - Korea - Macau - Thailand - German - French - Denmark - Swiss it is safe to say that Lin Dan is now the most accomplished Men's Singles badminton player in history. but what's next? i can think of a few potential goals, and what i think we should expect to see him do in the future. - Indonesia Open - Malaysia Open these two are somewhat significant Opens that LD has not won. the crowd are unfortunately hostile to him in those places so he may not want to head back there. if i were him, i would only do it if i really need a challenge in life. - Super Series Masters Final while not considered an important tournament by the CBA, it is still a significant and relatively new tournament. - Olympics 2012 no one has ever won 2 Olympics Men Singles gold medals. ever. it has been done in WD (Ge Fei / Gu Jun 2000/2004), XD (Zhang Jun / Gao Ling 2000/2004) and WS (Zhang Ning 2004/2008). doing so will ensure that no one will break his record for decades to come. this will not only be a personal agenda but also national agenda as Chinese NOC will want to secure as many medals as possible to maintain their number one position in Olympics Gold medal standing. - all Premier Super Series in one year Korea, England, Indonesia, Denmark, China all in one year. might as well since they are mandatory and since 2011 will be qualifying year for the London Olympics. lastly, apologies as i know this has been covered in threads elsewhere, however, i think this is significant enough a piece of badminton history to deserve its own thread.