The official world smash speed record is 332 km/h (206 mph), set by men's doubles   player Fu Haifeng of China, 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 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 Indonesia which have won predominantly of the IBF competition.

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 United States of America holds the record number of All-England by winning 17 matches.