Monday, August 6, 2012 | | By: Febi

Lin Dan invites Chong Wei and others to his wedding banquet


CHINA’s Lin Dan intends to celebrate his historic men’s singles Olympic gold by hosting a huge wedding bash.

Lin Dan became the first man to defend an Olympic singles badminton title when he defeated Lee Chong Wei 15-21 21-10 21-19 in the final on Sunday.

Now, a long-delayed banquet to celebrate their marriage beckons for the 28-year-old and his wife Xie Xingfang, herself a former world champion shuttler who took silver at the Beijing Games.

Delayed for years by his training for London, Lin Dan said that when it came together he would invite his long-time rivals Chong Wei and 2004 Athens champion Taufik Hidayat, amongst others, to the function.

“I want to give my wife a perfect wedding,” he said.

“I definitely want to invite Chong Wei and Taufik and other great players.

“I don’t ask for too many gifts, just a big ‘hongbao’,” he joked, referring to the red packets stuffed with cash traditionally given at Chinese weddings.



THE STAR

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