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Two-time Olympic gold medallist, Lin Dan, shocked the world
when he openly admitted to have had an affair while his wife was pregnant back
in October.
This was after the photos of Lin Dan and a supermodel from
China named Zhao Yaqi, was leaked online in China’s microblogging site, Weibo,
by a user known as ‘Detective Zhao’.
In a series of photos and GIFs posted by Detective Zhao, the
Badminton superstar was spotted bringing the model out for a date before
hugging her intimately in what appears to be a hotel room.
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Lin Dan  with Zhao Yaqi in a hotel room

According to ‘Detective Zhao’ the affair allegedly went on while
his wife, a former world number one woman’s shuttler, Xie Xingfang, was
pregnant with their first child.
The intimate photos showing close proximity between Lin Dan
and the model was an instant social media hit as it spread like a wildfire from
China’s Weibo to other social media platforms around the world.

But Lin Dan who’s is nicknamed as Super Dan, was quick to
apologise over the incident by posting this on his social media account:
“As a man, I do not make any
excuses for myself, but my actions have hurt my family. I apologise to them
here.”
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Lin Dan’s newborn 
The news could not have come in at a worst timing than this
as only weeks ago, Xie Xingfang, gave birth to a baby boy who was already
touted to be the heir to his Father’s legacy.
Currently Lin Dan is ranked number 3 in the world, but he is
the first ever badminton player to retain the Olympic gold when he followed up
his Beijing 2008 win with the title at London 2012.

His rivalry with Malaysia’s Dato’ Lee Chong Wei is
considered as one of the most exciting rivalries of all time in the sporting
world.

(Photo Source: NewStraitTimes & Weibo)