Posted July 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Spice Girls, Beyonce ... and Lin Dan. Wembley Arena has rocked out to them all. Lin, the closest thing badminton has to a rock star, turned the famed arena into his own mosh pit when the Chinese standout won one of the greatest finals in world championships history last year. The thriller ended when he fought off two match points to deny Malaysian archrival Lee Chong Wei. Lin didn't let the drama end there: He ripped off his shirt with a guttural yell, embraced his coaches, pumped the air with two left hooks and saluted the still-applauding crowd. Nearly a year later, he's headlining the arena again for the Olympics in hope of becoming the first man to retain the singles title. He moved into the last 16 on Monday but he's still downplaying his chances for gold, especially for his 16 million followers on social media. But does the most decorated badminton player ever think about winning the London Games? ''Sometimes before I sleep at night, I would t...
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