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BADMINTON SUPERSTAR LIN DAN HEADLINES  NZ OPEN 2018 1 – 6 May

BADMINTON SUPERSTAR LIN DAN HEADLINES NZ OPEN 2018 1 – 6 May

The star attraction of a star studded Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open arrives into New Zealand for the first time today (Sunday). Chinese superstar and two time Olympic Games gold medalist Lin Dan touches down at 5:30pm (NZT) at Auckland International Airport, making his long awaited first visit to New Zealand to prepare for a Wednesday night first round men’s singles appearance at the North Shore Events Centre.

Dan is more than just a badminton star, revered in his homeland and followed by 16 million on social media within China alone, Dan’s every move is watched throughout China, Asia and the badminton world. The former world champion is currently ranked at 7 in the world, but that ranking is as much due to a reduction in the number of tournaments he plays, as it is any results.

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