Fun Facts about Badminton!

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1. Fastest Racket sport in the world!

Fastest Racket Sport

The fastest racket sport in the world is BADMINTON! The speed of the shuttles can be 200 miles per hour or even more! Since the badminton sport is very demanding, the shuttle travels at a very fast speed that players have to possess superb reflexes to keep playing.

2.Presence around the world

Badminton is one of the most popular sport around the world and the players who this sport are present all over the world!

It is the second most popular sport in the world

3.The longest badminton match ever

Longest badminton match

The longest badminton match ever was between a Danish player named Peter Rasmussen and a Chinese player named Sun Jun, lasted for a total of 124 minutes. The shortest match lasted only six!

4.Badminton’s Olympic Debut

Badminton made its OLYMPIC DEBUT at the 1992 games, and it was seen on television by over 1.1 billion people.

5. 70% Winners from Indonesia or China

Badminton winners from Indonesia or China

Of all of the badminton competitions that the International Badminton Federation oversees, about 70 percent have winners who are from either Indonesia or China.

6. Shuttlecock and Battledore

Before badminton was called “badminton,” it was referred to as shuttlecock and battledore. The badminton name came from an estate called Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England

7. Feathers from the left wing of a goose

Shuttlecock

Shuttlecocks were traditionally made from feathers that are gathered from the left wing of a goose. It takes about 16 feathers to make the shuttlecock.

8. Weight before strings

Most badminton rackets weigh between 70 and 95 grams before strings or grips are added.