100 Important Facts About Badminton


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100 Interesting Facts About Badminton

  • The original name of the badminton was ‘shuttlecock’.
  • A badminton shuttlecock contains 16 feathers.
  • Badminton is faster than Tennis.
  • Badminton shuttles can have a speed of 322km/h.
  • Badminton matches are shorter than tennis ones.
  • The longest badminton game duration is 124 minutes.
  • Badminton is a very popular sport in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China.
  • An average man will burn 390 calories each hour of playing badminton.
  • Badminton is a great stress reliever.
  • Uk has more than 2000 badminton clubs.
  • Badminton was created in the 1800s in India.
  • The International Badminton Federation was established in 1934 to manage badminton competitions worldwide.
  • The IBF is now composed of 150 nations.
  • The average weight of a badminton racket with no strings is 82.5 grams.
  • 70% of badminton international competitions are won by either Indonesian or Chinese players.
  • Badminton appeared in the Olympic games for the first time in 1992.
  • Badminton peaked in popularity in the 1930s.
  • The first badminton club was the Bath Badminton Club, established in 1877.
  • A badminton racket is not allowed to touch the net.
  • There are two types of badminton shuttlecocks, a plastic (nylon) and a feather one.
  • High-quality shuttlecocks are made from feathers originating from the same wing, mostly the left-wing to have better aerodynamic performance.
  • To win in badminton, you or your team must have a two points advantage after you reach 21 points, if you win two out of three games you win the whole match.
  • Badminton points count when the shuttlecock touches the floor of the opponent’s side without leaving the flood bounds.
  • The shuttlecock’s weight can be vary between 4.74 and 5.50 grams.
  • Badminton games can be played as singles, doubles, or mixed doubles.
  • The shortest badminton match only lasted for six minutes.
  • Badminton became an Olympic sport in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics.
  • During the game the players are not allowed to let the racquet touch the net.
  • The first official badminton club was The Bath Badminton Club, established in 1877.
  • 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.
  • Badminton was introduced in the United States in the late 19th century and became a popular sport in the 1930s.
  • The fastest racquet sport in the world is badminton, with shuttlecock speeds reaching more than 200 miles per hour.
  • Badminton requires a player to have strength, endurance, agility, muscle power, quick reflexes, and speed endurance.
  • Feathers from the left wing of the goose make the best shuttlecocks. 16 feathers are used to make the shuttlecock and it weighs between 4.74 and 5.5 grams.
  • Badminton was originally not called badminton. It went by the name Shuttlecock and Battledore. It was eventually named badminton after the Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England.
  • The most popular sport in the world is soccer, and the second most popular sport in the world is badminton.
  • Badminton was first played as a sport in the Olympics in 1992. More than 1.1 billion watched its Olympic debut on television.
  • It is estimated that approximately 1.2 Americans play badminton approximately 25 times each year or more.
  • The world's largest shuttlecock is 18 feet tall and weighs 2,500kg. It is located on the Kansas City Museum's lawn and is 48 times larger than a real shuttlecock.
  • 70% of all Badminton World Federation events are won by competitors from Indonesia and China.
  • The longest match was 124 minutes and was played between Sun Jun from China and Peter Rasmussen from Denmark.
  • Kim Dong Moon, a Korean player, won two world badminton championships in 1999. He won both doubles and mixed doubles. In 2003 he was honored as the 'Best Player of the Year' award.
  • Legal serving during the game of badminton is from anywhere below the waist.
  • Only three countries have ever won the Thomas Cup since the competition was established in 1848. The three countries include China, Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • There are over 150 member nations that belong to the International Badminton Federation.
  • Badminton racquets weight between 70 and 95 grams, without including the weight of the strings or grip.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • The original name of badminton was Poona and it got its current name in great Britain.
  • British soldiers transferred badminton to the UK and then Europe after playing it in India.
  • Badminton rules have changed a lot since its early days.
  • Badminton was the second most popular sport in Asia.
  • It can be played between two or four people. 
  • There are two types of badminton, outdoor badminton, and indoor badminton.
  • During the first Olympics appearance of badminton, it got nearly 1 billion viewers.
  • The quickest badminton game was played in Hong Kong in 1996 during the Uber cup competition, and it ended just after 6 minutes.
  • Badminton shuttles weigh approximately 5 grams each.
  • Badminton requires more physical durability than tennis, even if tennis matches are longer in duration.
  • The fastest smash recorded in the history of badminton was at a speed of 493km per hour.
  • The fastest badminton smash was performed by Tan Boon Heong, a Malaysian badminton champion.
  • Nylon shuttlecocks are generally used in training while feather ones are left for competitions.
  • There are multiple badminton competitions, the main ones are the Uber Cup, the Thomas Cup, the Olympics, and the BWF competition.
  • Professional badminton is very demanding in terms of physical strength and durability.
  • Badminton court is divided by a special net, and each team has to send a shuttle to the side of the other team using a badminton racket.
  • The biggest shuttlecock is 18 feet tall and a weight of 3 tons, it is stored in the art museum in Kansas City.
  • 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’.
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