Are You Aware About These Facts About Badminton?
(Last Updated On: December 31, 2016)
- Badminton has been part of the Olympics since 1992.
- The shortest Badminton match played ever was lasted for just 6 minutes.
- Badminton is regarded as the world’s fastest racket sport because the shuttle can clock the speed in excess of 200 mph.
- The badminton shuttles which are made from the left wing of a goose are regarded as the best ones.
- Over a 150 nations are registered under the International Badminton Federation.
- China and Indonesia have won over 70% of the total IBF events combined.
- The original name of the badminton was ‘shuttlecock’.
- There are 16 feathers in on shuttle.
- The shuttlecock’s weight can be vary between 4.74 and 5.50 grams.
- The first ever official game of Badminton was played in the stately home in Gloucestershire in England which is the home of the Duke of Beaufort.
- Badminton was introduced in the United States in 1890s but it took at least 60 years to get popular.
- Do you know that Badminton is the second most popular game of the world after soccer?
- The 1992 Olympic Badminton final was watched by more than 1.1 billion people on their television sets.
- The Thomas Cup was incepted in the year 1948 but since then only 3 countries have won it. They are China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
- The Uber Cup was introduced in 1956 and only 4 countries have won it. They are Japan, China, Indonesia and USA.
- Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen were the first Europeans who won the China Open Doubles. They beat Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah in straight sets by 15-12 and 15-10. They had even won the World Championship of Badminton earlier that year.
- Unlike in Tennis the doubles game in which both male and female are involved are not called mixed-doubles in Badminton. They are called ‘mixed match’.
- The first ever official Badminton Club was established in the year 1877 which was called ‘The Bath Badminton Club’.
- In an average top leveled international match, ten shuttles are used and roughly the players involved hit them for not less than 400 times each. By that time the shuttles have traveled several miles around the court
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