Badminton In Great Britain (Part 1)

Badminton, a type of court or lawn game is played with lightweight rackets and a shuttlecock. Initially, the shuttlecock (also called a “birdie”) was a small cork hemisphere made with goose feathers. These sorts of shuttles may still be used in modern competition, but shuttles made from artificial materials are also allowed in competition by the Badminton World Federation. The game is called Badminton as the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort, where it was first existed in 1873. The origins of the sport can be rooted back to ancient Greece, China, and India, and it is similar to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock. Badminton is inspired by the game poona, which was played by British army officers living in India in the 1860s. The first unofficial badminton championships for all male England were organized in 1899, and the first female badminton tournament was hosted in 1900.

Susi Susanti from Indonesia won the title for the third timbas competing for the female singles title in the 1993 All-England Championships.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF; initially called the International Badminton Federation), is the world governing body of the sport, was founded in 1934. Badminton is also famous in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, and Denmark. The BWF’s first world championships were organized in 1977. Plenty of regional, national, and zonal badminton tournaments are organized in several countries. The most popular of these is the All-England Championships and the Thomas Cup (donated in 1939) for male team competition and the Uber Cup (donated in 1956) for female team competition.

Badminton was first competed in the Olympic Games as a demonstration sport in 1972 and became an exhibition sport in 1988. At the 1992 Games, badminton became an official Olympic sport, with competition for male and female singles (one against one) and doubles (two against two). Mixed doubles was existed at the 1996 Olympic Games