Lin Dan vs Kento Momota | BEST VIEW BADMINTON

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Lin Dan 林丹 (born October 14, 1983)[1] is a Chinese professional badminton player. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion, as well as a six-time All England champion.

Widely regarded as the greatest badminton player of all time,[3][4][5] by the age of 28 Lin had completed the "Super Grand Slam", having won all nine major titles in the badminton world: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asian Championships, becoming the first and only player to achieve this feat.[6][7] He also became the first men's singles player to retain the Olympic gold medal by winning in 2008 and defending his title in 2012.[8] Winning the Malaysian Open in 2017 marked Lin's success in having won every major title in the badminton world.[9]

In 2004, he was dubbed "Super Dan" by opponent Peter Gade after winning the All England Open final, and the nickname has since been widely used by his fans as well as the media to refer to him, in recognition of his achievements.[10][11]

Family
He and his wife Xie Xingfang had their first child "Xiao Yu" (Little feather) on November 5, 2016.[188]

Awards
Lin won the Eddie Choong Player of the Year award for two consecutive years in 2006 and 2007.[189] He also secured the BWF Best Male Player of the Year in 2008.[190] Lin was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) during the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.[191] On January 16, 2011, he was voted as the 2010 best male athlete in CCTV Sports Personality of the Year for his clean sweep in major badminton titles.[192]

Social Media
Weibo is the main social media platform which Lin is using to post and update his latest status as well as communicate with his fans or friends. Lin uses his name '林丹‘as the name of the account. In February 2018, the latest number of his followers in Weibo has achieved 3.7 million.[193] Additionally, Lin's fans group has set an exclusive account called '林丹全国球迷会‘ in Weibo to update Lin's latest status, post his pictures and results of matches.[194]

Kento Momota (桃田 賢斗 Momota Kento, born 1 September 1994) is a Japanese badminton player. He is known for his explosive movements on court and his unpredictable style of play. He has won several major badminton tournaments including two World Championships titles (2018 & 2019), two Asian Championships titles (2018 & 2019) and one All England title (2019).

Kento Momota started his badminton career from junior level with quite perfect results. Momota's badminton talent has been seen since he was a child. The player born in Mitoyo, Kagawa Prefecture, on September 1, 1994, started to wrestle with feathers since he was in the second grade of elementary school. He won the first title in a fairly prestigious tournament in Japan, the All Japan Elementary School Championships. Kala's Momota, who was in grade 6, came out as a champion in the men's singles number. After elementary school, Momota continued his studies in Junior High School in Fukuoka Prefecture. In his third year, he again won a similar tournament but at the junior level, the All Japan Junior High School Championships. Graduating from junior high school, Momota studied at the Fukuoka High School.

2019
Momota started the 2019 season by competing at the Malaysia Masters as the first seeds, but his pace stopped by Kenta Nishimoto in the first round.[1] He then reached the final in Indonesia Masters, but losing to Anders Antonsen of Denmark.[2] Momota claimed his first title in 2019, by winning the German Open a Super 300 tournament.[3] In March 2019, he won the All England Open beating Viktor Axelsen from Denmark in the finals in 3 sets with a score of 21–11, 15–21, 21–15, becoming the first Japanese man to win the All England Open title.[4]

In April 2019, Momota won his second Asian Championships title in Wuhan, China beating home favorite Shi Yuqi in three games 12–21, 21–18, 21–8.[5] He also won the Singapore and Japan Open titles. In August, he reclaimed his World Champion title, beating Anders Antonsen 21–9 and 21–3. In doing so, Momota became only the fourth player to win back-to-back titles on a short, all-Chinese list that includes Yang Yang, Lin Dan and Chen Long.[6] After that, he won his first title in China and Korea Opens, also defend his title at Denmark Open.[7]
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