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These Players Have the Fastest Smashes In Badminton Singles
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These Players Have the Fastest Smashes In Badminton Singles

Few people know it, but badminton is the world's fastest racquet sport. The shuttlecock, that missile of cork and goose feathers, can whip across the net as fast as 260 kilometres per hour. The best don't duck.

Badminton can firmly stake its claim to be the worlds fastest racket sport, with smashes reaching speeds of up to 332 kph.

The Badminton World Federation conducted speed trials for the first time at one of its major events, with microwave sensors recording the speed of smashes on the main court at the world mixed team championships.

As reported by the South China Morning Post, the smash speeds, according to the Badminton World Federation, were recorded by Hawk-Eye Innovations, which provides instant-review services at major events since September 2015.

Seasia found this information as interesting to be shared as we have big, giant talents from the region, thus here we provide you with the details, as recorded up to May 2016:

THE TOP FIVE SPEEDS

MEN'S SINGLES

(1) Lee Chong Wei - MALAYSIA

408km/h (Hong Kong Open 2015)

Source Image: GettyImages
Source Image: Getty Images

(2) Jan O Jorgensen - DENMARK

407km/h (Malaysia Open 2016)

Source Image: Getty Images
Source Image: Getty Images

(3) Viktor Axelsen - DENMARK

404km/h (Japan Open 2015)

Source Image | www.bt.dk
Source Image | www.bt.dk

(4) Parupalli Kashyap - INDIA

401km/h (Japan Open 2015)

Source Image: IBTimes India
Source Image: IBTimes India

(5) Lin Dan - CHINA

401km/h (Japan Open 2015)

Source Image: The Telegraph
Source Image: The Telegraph

WOMEN'S SINGLES

(1) Ratchanok Intanon - THAILAND

372km/h (Malaysia Open 2016)

Source Image: The Nation
Source Image: The Nation

(2)Tai Tzu Ying - TAIWAN

360km/h (All England 2016)

Source Image | IBTimes Singapore
Source Image | IBTimes Singapore

(3) Wang Yihan - CHINA

359km/h (Malaysia Open 2016)

Source Image: Getty Images
Source Image: Getty Images

(4) Saina Nehwal - INDIA

357km/h (All England 2016)

Source Image | The Quint
Source Image | The Quint

(5) Carolina Marin - SPAIN

356km/h (All England 2016)

Source Image : The New Indian Express
Source Image: The New Indian Express

Source : SportsTG, The South China Morning Post

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