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    Default Lin Dan - the one who has won it all

    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.

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    A very good interview by LD, let's see how the next 2 years go for him.

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    No, he has not won all. He still hasn't proposed to XXF. Haha...

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    that's not funny.

    Look what happened to Cheung Kok Weng.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    No, he has not won all. He still hasn't proposed to XXF. Haha...
    And also he has not won any MD events yet. Other than Olympic 2012, he should try winning a MD super series also, maybe with BCL. If Liem Swie King can play doubles, why not him?
    Last edited by Qidong; 11-22-2010 at 07:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    No, he has not won all. He still hasn't proposed to XXF. Haha...
    that's just a formality, i think.

    as a woman, i don't think XXF will say no.
    as a man, he just need to be man enough to go through the process. might be tough for some guys, and esp tough as a celebrity, but i believe he has enough courage to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcom View Post
    A very good interview by LD, let's see how the next 2 years go for him.
    thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qidong View Post
    And also he has not won any MD events yet. Other than Olympic 2012, he should try winning a MD super series also, maybe with BCL.
    And XD, with Xie Xingfang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    that's just a formality, i think.

    as a woman, i don't think XXF will say no.
    as a man, he just need to be man enough to go through the process. might be tough for some guys, and esp tough as a celebrity, but i believe he has enough courage to do so.
    yes, it is just a timing problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suetyan View Post
    And XD, with Xie Xingfang.
    ala, Ge Fei / Sun Jun style?

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    he already cemented his status as the greatest MS ever...
    with impressive collections of the best and major titles...
    so i dont think other titles is important or significant for him...
    i dont think 10 to 20 years to come, any challengers can go near him
    or exceed what LD achieved...so he doesnt need to prove anything anymore...
    he can take his own sweet time to choose which tournament he want to play
    or when his services is needed esp. in team events...

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    If Lin Dan manage to win in all of the remaining title that he has never emerged champion before, i think the next best thing he can also do is like what Arsenal did, that was to remain unbeaten for the whole season. To challenge himself more, remain unbeaten not even a single set. That will set a World Record for the longest unbeaten clean sheet. Go LD Go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qidong View Post
    And also he has not won any MD events yet. Other than Olympic 2012, he should try winning a MD super series also, maybe with BCL. If Liem Swie King can play doubles, why not him?
    nah
    ld should partner with bcl for OG 2012 md mah
    what for ss

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcom View Post

    A very good interview by LD, let's see how the next 2 years go for him.
    A very good interview indeed!

    In that press conference, one can glimpse his charisma and mental fortitude in the way he commanded the questions.
    (Which, imo, is unfortunately LCW's shortcoming.)

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    Congratulation to LIN DAN
    wish you a bright future....
    keep the spirit to win for your Country...
    Jia You...

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    LD....LD...Speechless.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_bun View Post
    LD....LD...Speechless.....
    why????????????

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