Two-time Olympic champion and Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan announced his retirement on Saturday, reported news agency AFP.
The 36-year-old was the gold medal winner in 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. He is also a five-time World Badminton champion.
The announcement means that Lin, who took golds at the Beijing and London Games, will not be competing in the next Olympics in Tokyo.
(More details awaited)