Interesting Facts about Badminton

Badminton is one of the most watched sport world wide. It is also the most sport that involves racquet. It is estimated that the game originated somewhere in the mid 19th Century. Later on this game became very popular among the Asians. Since then they have dominated the sports arena. The sport requires high level of fitness, strength, speed and aerobic stamina to master it. So it having said enough, let's have a look at some interesting facts of the sport-

1.Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world next to football.
2.On an average a shuttlecock weighs 4.7 to 5.5 grams.
3.The longest match in the history of badminton lasted for about 161 minutes for a double pair.
4.The longest match for a single player lasted about 124 minutes.
interesting facts about badminton

5.The shortest match for a single player lasted only 6 minutes.
6.The fasted ever shot from a badminton racquet reached a speed of around 320 km per hour.
7.Badminton was included for the first time in Olympics in 1992.
8.The headquarter of International Badminton Federation is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
9.Shuttle cocks move fast in hot condition while slower in cold conditions.
10.The best of shuttle cock is made from the left wing of a goose.
11.The original game of badminton has its roots originated from India.
12.Badminton will be played for the first time in Paralympic in Tokyo in 2020.

So this are the few interesting facts about badminton.

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