Lin Dan eyes Rio Olympics gold after All-England title

Birmingham: Lin Dan, already regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, made another entry into the record books with an overwhelming performance to recpature his sixth All-England Open title yesterday.

Lin Dan
Lin Dan

Lin's 21-9, 21-10 victory over his compatriot Tian Houwei was a thrilling rebuttal to critics who reckoned that, now aged 32 and with a mere handful of titles in the past three years, the Chinese legend is really only a past master.

Instead Lin suggested a record third Olympic men's singles gold medal could well be possible in Rio de Janeiro in five months' time. "I wanted to show everyone that at 33 I will still be able to do it," he said.

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