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Super Dan becomes super dad: wife of China badminton star Lin Dan gives birth to Fang Fang

Xie Xingfang, the former China badminton player and wife of two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, has given birth at the United Family Healthcare centre in Beijing, China.

Lin posted a picture of him and his wife with the baby on his Sina Weibo account, saying the newborn arrived at 10.49am on Saturday.

Lin said: “Welcome to the family. Fang Fang, you have had a long day.” Lin did not mention if it was a boy or a girl.

The 33-year-old Lin Dan married Xie, 35, in 2012.