Badminton is an early form of the sport that was played even in ancient Greece.
In Japan, this game was called “Hanetsuki” and was played in early 16th century.In the west, badminton came from a game called battledore and shuttlecock, in which two or more players keep a feathered shuttlecock in the air with small racquets. The game was called “Poona” in India during the 18th century, and British Army officers stationed there took a competitive Indian version back to England in the 1860s, where it was played at country houses as an upper-class amusement.
Since 1992, badminton has been an Olympic sport with five events:
- men’s singles
- women’s singles
- men’s doubles
- women’s doubles
- mixed doubles (man + woman in a pair)
There is another international badminton competition,Thomas Cup. It is held among teams that represents the member nations of the Badminton World Federation, the sport’s global governing body. Of the twenty-eight Thomas Cup tournaments held since 1948–1949, only five nations have won the title in tournaments of Thomas Cup: Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Japan and Denmark.
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In the West, this kind of sport is seen as a backyard game played during BBQ, but in other parts of the world, such as Asia and Europe, it is a professional sport with major competitions. According to ESPN, badminton is situated on the second place of the most popular sport in the world next to soccer.
In comparison with tennis, many would think that badminton is a weak sport. They are completely wrong if to compare with the word’s fastest tennis serve being clocked at 163.7 mph by Samuel Groth, the best badminton smash was clocked at 253.5 mph by Lee Chong Wei. Also, statistics proves that a badminton player even runs more while playing:
At high levels of play, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, strength, speed, and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.
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