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China's 'Super Dan' gets world champs wildcard

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Chinese star Lin Dan will defend his title at this year's world championships after organisers gave him a wildcard to raise the tournament's profile, a statement said Thursday. 

China's Lin Dan plays against South Korea's Lee Hyun Il in a men's semifinal singles badminton match at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012. Lin will defend his title at this year's world championships after organisers gave him a wildcard to raise the tournament's profile.

The four-time winner was handed the only wildcard for the August 5-11 event in Guangzhou, China, because of his "stature and fan appeal", the Badminton World Federation said.

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