Badminton History

Some Facts about Badminton

The World Badminton Federation is the official organization of Badminton in the world. All of the badminton associations of every country could be a member of that official organization for Badminton. As one of the famous sports game in the world, we may need to know more about badminton information. We could start from several facts about badminton. It could help us learn how badminton is. As popular sports, it could make Badminton has many interesting facts.

The interesting facts about Badminton

Badminton is officially founded in England. The official game of Badminton was born Gloucestershire, England. That city is also known as the home of the Duke of Beaufort. Even though this sport comes from England, it is not really popular in England or in the United Kingdom. From the rank of popularity, Badminton is only on the sixth place in the United Kingdom. Besides that, the achievement of England in Badminton is not as bright as China.

From the world’s point of view, Badminton is the second most popular sport and it comes after football. Badminton may not be the only racket sport, but it is the faster racket sport in the world. Then, the world’s record for the longest badminton match is 124 minutes. And the world’s record for the shortest match in badminton is only six minutes. The longest rally of badminton is 154 shots. It could be very exhausted.

Although badminton is the second world’s famous sport, it has been only held in Olympics or Summer Olympic in 1992. It was only a demonstration at the 1972 Summer Olympic and it was an exhibition sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Since 1992, China is the country that has the most medal from Badminton in Olympic and Indonesia comes second.

From the International Badminton Federation events, China and Indonesia are the countries that won most of the championships. They have won about 70% of all BF events. China can be said as the most successful national teams in Badminton world tournaments. They have won 61 gold medals for the International Badminton Federation events. Then, Indonesia has won 21 gold medals. Denmark comes in the third place with ten gold medals. They share the same achievement with South Korea. England only won three gold medals in IBF events.

One of the famous tournaments of Badminton, Thomas Cup is only won by four countries since it is inception in 1948. They are Indonesia that won 13 times, China that won nine times, Malaysia that won five times. The latest winner is Japan in 2014. It is their first win. Denmark is the country that has the most appearance at the final stages of Thomas Cup. But, they never win any Thomas Cup. They become runner up for eight times.

As Thomas Cup for men, Uber Cup is for women. In this tournament, China is the country that has won the most. They won thirteen times. Japan comes second with five-time winning the Uber cup.

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