The Origins and Evolution of Badminton: From Ancient China to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

From among the “battledore” from ancient China to “poona” In India, lie the roots of badminton, which took shape at the Badminton House estate of the Duke of Beaufort. This relatively “young” discipline in the Olympic Games has been present as an official sport since Barcelona 1992.

Mexico’s history is short as its achievements in this sport are few. Deyanira Angulo Chiñasat just 17 years old, participated with little luck in Beijing 2008. Victoria Montero appeared in London 2012. While Lino Muñoz Mandujano He did it in Rio 2016. Haramara Gaitan y Lino Muñoz They qualified for Tokyo 2020, but were eliminated.

His origins

This discipline, which was initially practiced with two wooden paddles and a ball on the Gloucestershire country estate, known as Badminton house, captivated the Duke of Beaufort. That’s where the name came from. However, that game came from India.

British army officers brought to England in 1873 what was known as “poona” and they were modifying it. In 1877, the newly created Bath Badminton Club He created the first written rules. Although there are versions, due to their similarity, that this discipline emerged in Chinawhere it was known as “battledore”.

When did badminton enter the Olympic Games?

He badminton It was included as a demonstration sport at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

The debut of badminton in the “games of peace and joy” was overshadowed on September 5 of that year, when a commando of eight Palestinians from the Black September group infiltrated the Olympic Village and killed two Israeli athletes and took nine others hostage. .

The lack of expertise and organization in an attempted assault by the German police left 17 dead, including 11 Israeli athletes, a German police officer and five members of the Palestinian commando.

Badminton as an exhibition sport at JO

In 1988 badminton was included in the Seoul Olympics like an exhibition sport. Baseball, bowling, judo (female) and taekwondo also appeared in that edition.

When was badminton officially a sport at JO?

“At the 1992 Barcelona Games it was officially included in the Olympic program, with men’s and women’s singles and doubles events. The mixed doubles event debuted in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympic Games. The number of tests has remained unchanged since then,” Olympics published.

What are the rules of badminton?

Las rules The exact aspects of badminton have changed over time.

  • The objective is to place the feather (badminton ball) inside the opponent’s court without him successfully returning it.
  • The matches are played in three sets
  • The first to reach 21 points wins each set.
  • Each player or doubles team must win each set by two points, except if a game reaches 29, in which case a single point is played to sudden death.

Rules to follow at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

In each of the five events there will be a preliminary group stage, before the 16 best individual teams and the 8 best doubles teams qualify for a single-match direct eliminator that will define the medalists.

The best badminton players

badminton stars Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) and Chen Yufei (People’s Republic of China), individual champions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, remain the best badminton players.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Republic of Korea, India, Spain, Chinese Taipei and Singapore have also given birth to interesting badminton players who should not be lost sight of.

Phases and branches of badminton in Paris 2024

The Paris 2024 badminton tournament will be held at the Arena Porte de La Chapelle. It will take place from July 27 to August 5. The first medals will arrive on Friday, August 2, and the culmination will come on the 5th with the two individual finals.

The matches will take place at the Arena Porte de La Chapelle:

Group stage (July 27 to July 31)

Mixed doubles (July 31 to August 2)

Women’s doubles (August 1 to August 5)

Men’s singles (August 1 to August 5)

Women’s singles (August 1 to August 5)

The badminton figures to follow

Viktor Axelsen

He is the current European, world and Olympic champion in the individual category.

The Danish competitor won the gold medal in Tokyo 2020 and the bronze medal in Rio 2016. At 30 years old, he arrives after winning first place at the European Games in Poland 2023. A year earlier he won the gold medals at the World Championships held in Tokyo and at the European Championships in Madrid.

Carolina Marín

Olympic champion at the 2016 Rio Olympics and three-time World Champion.

The Spaniard is a six-time European champion (Kazán 2014; La Roche-sur-Yon 2016; Kolding 2017; Huelva 2018; kyiv 2021 and Madrid 2022).


2024-02-21 20:55:48
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