KOMPAS.com – Badminton’s fastest smash was recorded at almost 500 km/hour as fast as the Malaysian badminton player, Tan Boon Heong, in the Yonex racket trial.
Tan Boon Heong recorded the world’s fastest badminton smash with a speed of 493 km/h in 2013.
The former Malaysian men’s doubles player’s incision was recorded in the Guinness World Records.
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But since he didn’t do it in the arena, who holds the record for the fastest badminton smash in the world during a match?
Reported from Sportskeeda, 17 September 2017, here are the 5 fastest smashes in history in the game.
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5. Parupalli Kashyap (401 km/h)
Kashyap had been predicted to be the future of Indian badminton, but a number of injuries caused his performance to decline and he was forced to miss the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Even so, at his peak Parupalli Kashyap was famous for his fast smashing.
At the 2012 Olympics, one of the last tournaments he participated in before retiring in 2015, Kashyap recorded a smash speed of 401 km/hour.
Lin Dan also smashed at the same speed in the championship.
4. Viktor Axelsen (404 km / h)
At the age of 23, Axelsen had already won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and with Jan O Jorgensen was predicted to be the successor to the Danish legend Peter Gade.
Axelsen is known for being a fast-thinking player, high cruising range, and trick-shot.
At the 2015 Japan Open, Axelsen set a record for the fastest badminton smash in the event with a speed of 404 km/h.
Unfortunately he lost in the final against Lin Dan.
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3. Jan O Jorgensen (407 km/h)
At the 2016 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier, the Danish badminton player made a smashing speed of 407 km/hour.
Even more proud, Jorgensen’s shot resulted in points against the host’s representative, Lee Chong Wei, in the semifinals.
But Jorgensen finally got on his knees in front of Lee Chong Wei.
2. Lee Chong Wei (408 km/jam)
Hong Kong Open 2015 became comeback Lee Chong Wei after being involved in a doping case in 2014.
He was not seeded in the event because he had just been vacuumed for months serving his sentence.
However, Lee Chong Wei was still able to do his iconic fast smash, this time reaching 408 km/h.
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Mads Pieler Kolding (426 km / jam)
Denmark is famous for its badminton players who are blessed with strong smashes.
In addition to Viktor Axelsen and Jan O Jorgensen, Mads Pieler Kolding also entered the ranks of badminton’s fastest smash record holders.
Kolding, who is a men’s doubles player, in the 2017 Premier Badminton League (PBL) tournament wowed the audience and opponents with a smash of 426 km/hour.
He did so while defending the Chennai Smashers club against the Mumbai Rockets.
However, PBL is not a championship recognized by the BWF, so it does not enter the official record for the fastest badminton smash in the world in a match.
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