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08-15-2012, 12:44 AM #3401
LD has won everything, better to retire on top and cash into the endorsements or play exhibition and make money the easy way, i.e. by not playing and still make more $$$ than playing. To continue playing after having everything there is to win, risk losing and tarnish his name.
But with WC13 at home in Guangchau, I can't see CHN retiring LD, unless CHN can bank on CL winning. With LD out, CHN may have only the 2 Chen qualifiers for WC13, I won't even want to bet a dollar that they can win with the huge pressure playing at home and a hungry LCW awaiting and getting bolder with LD MIA.
You have read the kiddie story, Little Red Riding Hood..with LD out, LCW is like the wolf salivating the meal
08-15-2012, 12:48 AM #3402
The church would love him though as ambassador of the Christian faith and aha!! as a Christian, LD has to give 10% of his gross income as tithe to the church every year, it is in the bible...would he do that? that would be one rich and lucky church.
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08-15-2012, 01:22 AM #3403
08-15-2012, 03:37 PM #3404
Lin Dan: Shy When First Met His Wife
Tencent Sports | 2012-08-13
Q: OK, since it is a book signing ceremony, let's start our conversation from the book, Till The End Of The World, why this name?
A: I try to make it in a broader sense, as for myself, it goes far beyond the badminton, as for my fans, I hope they can keep making efforts no matter what they do, persistence means a lot.
Q: When I first heard the book name, I thought about a cartoon song, Slam Dunk, which was played during the signing session, does it has any special meaning?
A: Well, when I was a little kid, I used to watch Slum Dunk, but I was not impressed by the ending song. Gradually, I found many things were forgotten with time passing by. Now when I recall back, I usually notice something which was ignored before. Therefore, I think the sentence touches me deeply and the name of the song moves me a lot. I think many people can embark on the way towards their dreams.
...Q: There's another person worth of mentioning in your book, Xie Xingfang. We noticed that you used one paragraph to describe her, you had the first training together for about two hours without saying a word. How did you think then?
A: Well, I was shy to speak it out then. I think everyone will have a crush on somebody else, someone is bold enough to tell while others may do not know what to do.
...Q: What about the plan for your future career, especially the plan after your grand slam victory?
A: I need good rest now, besides wedding ceremony, I need to think about how to do next, I must find an exact position for myself, if I play badminton the way I used to be, it will be so hard, I don't want it that way. I hope to find a thing much suitable to me, then when I go back to the court I can be as strict with me as before.
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08-15-2012, 06:48 PM #3405
"Geez, how many times do I need to say it before I'm heard! I really need to rest!!!"
08-15-2012, 07:39 PM #3406
Also I think LD hasn't read a bible or is being ironic as tattoos are not recommended by GOD! Lev 19:28
08-18-2012, 02:01 PM #3407
Super Dan, please do not retire and carry on playing until Brazil 2016.
Be the first and only badminton player to win the Olympic Gold in three different continents:
Asia, Europe and America.
08-18-2012, 07:22 PM #3408
08-19-2012, 03:06 AM #3409
Lin Dan's handshake with Hu Jintao and other Chinese leaders. You could see Zhao Yunlei, Li Yongbo and Tian Bingyi in the background.
08-19-2012, 03:52 AM #3410
I think Lin Dan will play for another four years. He is only 28 year old and doesn't have any major injury. He is the icon of the sport and has the heart to promote the sport worldwide. For badminton sake and his country, i think he will come back. Can he be still on the top? I think he will. If I am not wrong, he has Kobe Byrant fitness trainer to train his stamina. I pretty sure the trainer will keep him up in term of stamina. Peter Gade and LHI were both still on the top level when they were at age of 32. With the better nutrition and scientific way of training, I am not surprised if LD win the gold medal again in Olympics 2016.
08-19-2012, 04:02 AM #3411
As it is, I believe LCW has more drive,hunger and motivation to strive on. For Lin Dan to have said he wanted to emulate PG,makes me chuckle. Both LCW and PG would gladly have retired , PG long ago, if they've achieved half as much.
Anyhow,let's see how he plays in the China Masters next month, but I understand LCW isn't playing (and Saina has withdrawn). And,yes,if I'm not wrong,Lin Dan also said he wants to enjoy playing badminton but not in the intense competitive spirit all the time;hmm, what does that tell you.
08-19-2012, 06:32 AM #3412
08-19-2012, 06:39 AM #3413
then maybe LD will just 'playing' badminton for his fun? the title, get it or not, doesn't that matter anymore. but just maybe. hehe
if LD needs some short term goals to motivate him, then it might be:
- 5 times WC champion
- 6 times AE champion
- 2 times AG gold medallist
- MO, SO and IO titles
but will those titles motivate him enough or not, it's all up to him.
08-19-2012, 09:53 AM #3414
As the saying goes,
"The sun will set and the full moon will never stay full, thus there's no perfection in the universe"
Lin Dan is contented with what he has so there's no need for him to push himself too much to achieve the above. Then again, China might need his service once again for the coming Thomas Cup 2014 and World Championship 2013. Pressure then will be on Chen Long to deliver, not Lin Dan.
08-19-2012, 10:31 AM #3415
08-19-2012, 04:41 PM #3416
London Bridge is for-Lin Dan,
London Bridge is for-Lin Dan,
My fat lady (Rosmash)
Catchy I know.
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08-19-2012, 08:49 PM #3417
My prediction is that LD will aim for big titles from now on. He likely plays 2-3 super series (the premier one) namely - Korean open, All england and the China open plus the world championship each year. He may have another go at Asian games 2014 +/- another olympics games at 2016.
By kwun in forum China Professional PlayersReplies: 1829: 08-24-2012, 10:48 AM