Lin Dan serial cheater? Another affair with Beijing student Li Zhi exposed

The badminton ace reportedly was involved with a badminton player at a Beijing university

Lin Dan
Lin Dan Reuters

There is no respite for Chinese badminton sensation Lin Dan, as scandals involving the two-time Olympic champion are surfacing one after the other.

Quan Ming Xing Tan reported on 19 November that the badminton ace has had more than one affair and he was involved with a badminton player at a Beijing university. This news comes just two days after he apologised to his family for having an affair with a model while his wife was pregnant with their first child.

It was reported that the shuttler, who is identified as Li Zhi, has recently deleted several pictures of herself and Lin Dan from the Chinese microblogging website called Weibo.

On 17 November, the two-time Olympic gold medallist took to the same website to apologise for cheating on his wife with another model, whom netizens identified as Zhao Yaqi.

"As a man, I do not make any excuses for myself, but my actions have hurt my family. I apologise to them here," wrote Dan in a post written in Chinese.

Lin's wife Xie Xingfang, a former badminton star herself, gave birth to their baby boy on 5 November in Beijing after four years of marriage.

Super Dan has not got back to court after his campaign in Rio de Janeiro in August, in which he lost to Danish shuttler Viktor Axelsen in the bronze medal match shortly after going down against Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in the semi-final.

Dan has also missed the China Open badminton which started in Fuzhou on 15 November. In the absence of the Chinese legend and Chong Wei, Chen Long, who clinched the Men's singles gold at Rio, has progressed to the semi-final of the Superseries tournament.