Rio de Janerio: China’s five-time world champion and dual Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan will be the star attraction of the Rio 2016 badminton test event later this month.
The 32-year-old has been confirmed for the tournament at the Riocentro venue from November 24 to 29, Brazilian media reported on Monday, reports Xinhua.
Lin, considered one of badminton’s greatest ever players, will be aiming for a hat-trick of Olympic gold medals next year having triumphed in Beijing in 2008 and London four years later.
The women’s test event will be headlined by Tai Tzu-yin, currently third in the world rankings.
The Rio Games, to be held August 5-21 next year, will be the first Olympics in South America.
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