The official world smash speed record is 332 km/h (206 mph), set by men's doubles player Fu Haifeng of
, on June 3, 2005 in the Sudirman Cup. In the singles competition, the fastest smash recorded is 305 km/h (189 mph) by Taufik Hidayat of China . Indonesia
There are total of sixteen feathers used to make a shuttlecock
The best shuttlecocks are made from the feathers from the left wing of a goose.
The weight of the shuttlecock is about 17-19 ounces, lasts no more than two games. The heavier the shuttlecock, the faster it flies and it also fly faster in higher temperatures and at higher altitudes.
Badminton’s first Olympic was in 1992.
The IBF has 130 member associations around the world, with more than 14 million members.
The most successful country in badminton field is
China and which have won predominantly of the IBF competition. Indonesia
The IBF is now headquartered in
. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Crowds up to 15,000 are common for major badminton tournaments in
Malaysia and . Indonesia
Only 3 countries have won the Thomas Cup since it's inception in 1948:
Malaysia, Indonesia and . China
Judy Hashman from
holds the record number of All-England by winning 17 matches. United States of America