China News Service, July 4th-On July 4, badminton king Lin Dan officially announced his retirement news on his personal Weibo, ending the 20-year career of the Chinese national team badminton. Lin Dan has won 20 world championships including the Beijing Olympic Games and the London Olympic Games men's singles championship.
The full text is as follows:
From 2000 to 2020, for 20 years, I have to say goodbye to the national team too. It used to be really difficult to export.
In 2000, I was excited and proud to be the "Lin Dan of the Chinese Team". My family, coaches, teammates and fans have accompanied me through many peak moments and difficult troughs. Every struggling jump is a desire for victory. After four Olympic journeys, I have never thought about leaving, nor would I want to think about it. I dedicate everything to this love sport. "Persevere", I said to myself every moment of suffering, so that my sports career can be longer. Rather than simply pursuing rankings, I want to challenge the physical limits of an “old” athlete and practice the sports spirit that I will never give up.
At 37 years old, my physical fitness and pain are no longer allowed to fight side by side with my teammates. There are gratitude, reluctance, reluctance and frustration. In the days to come, I hope to spend more time with my family, and I will also look for new "playgrounds."
I am grateful for the achievement of the country, the trainer for training me, the family for being with me, the fans for supporting me, and the excellent "opponents" who inspired me. I also want to say to all of you who are struggling to pursue your dreams, always keep the desire, pull the bow full, and let go to fight!
The blood goes on and on and on. I look forward to the national anthem constantly ringing on the field, and look forward to the podium with familiar and new faces. No one is always young, but there are always people who are young, love and forge ahead...
Salute, lin dan