YONEX Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that they have signed on former World No. 1 badminton men’s singles player Lin Dan.

Lin Dan boasts an amazing record, winning a host of major titles more than two times over. His victories include winning two gold medals in a row at the Beijing and London Olympics, two consecutive gold medals at the Asian Games, as well as holding the title of world champion for three years in a row, with five world champion titles in total.

Hailed as “The King of Badminton,” he commands the court with ruthlessly efficient footwork, unparalleled momentum, and a smash that stops other players in their tracks.

“I want to get my third gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and inspire children around the world. In the future, I dream of joining up with Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat and Peter Gade to transform badminton into a major global sport. I think YONEX is the only company that can help us realize this dream. After all, YONEX is the No. 1 brand in the world for badminton,” commented the Olympic medallist on the new partnership.

It is YONEX’s distinct pleasure to support the world’s top-class players. We hold great pride in supporting these players with our equipment as they compete around the world, and we strive to provide them with an exceptional environment in which to flourish.

Due to Lin Dan’s employment by the Chinese Badminton Association, there may be cases where he appears in tournaments using equipment without the YONEX logo.


Lin Dan

Date of Birth: October 14, 1983 (31 Years Old)

Birthplace: People’s Republic of China

Height: 178 cm

Dominant Arm: Left-Handed



2014 Incheon Asian Games Gold Medallist

2012 London Olympics Gold Medallist

2010 Asian Games Gold Medallist

2008 Beijing Olympics Gold Medallist

2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 BWF World Championships Winner

2004 – 2006, 2009 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships Winner

2005, 2006 YONEX OPEN JAPAN Winner



Racquet, string, clothing, shoes, bag, and accessories.


Length of Contract

Multiple Years

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