Lin Dan seeded fifth for All England

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Olympic champion Lin Dan has been seeded fifth on his quest to capture his sixth men's singles title at the All England Open Badminton Championships to start early next month.

China's most decorated singles shuttler last appeared at the All England, the sport's oldest and most prestigious event, in 2013 when he won his fifth title, but he will make a welcome return to Birmingham between 3-8 March.

The top seeds are China's world champion Chen Long, who will be gunning for his second All England title, and Jan O Jorgensen, of Denmark, current European Champion.

In the mixed doubles, Chinese pair Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, the world champions, are top seeds, with Denmark's Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen seeded to meet them in the final.

Meanwhile, Indonesian favourites Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir have been seeded fourth as they bid to win their fourth successive mixed doubles title in Birmingham.

In the women's singles, China's Li Xuerui has been seeded top to regain her first and only title she won in 2012.

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