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Badminton – From performance sport to official competition at the Olympics

Badminton – one of the sports with the largest number of players in the world, because it is not picky about the sport to play. Badminton’s origins date back to the mid-18th century in the former British colony of British India, created by a British army officer. This game became popular at the British garrison in the town of Poona.

The game was brought back to England by a retired officer, where it was developed and the rules of the game were developed. There are also many other origins but there is no exact confirmation about its history.

The World Badminton Federation was originally the International Badminton Association founded in 1934 with 9 founding members. Up to now, the World Badminton Federation has 141 members. That’s controlling all badminton activities in the world and organizing international tournaments.

At the 1972 and 1988 Olympics, badminton was just a show sport. But at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona-Spain, badminton officially became a competitive sport.

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, badminton has one more content to compete, the men’s and women’s doubles. Since then, badminton has 5 events and is applicable to all tournaments, not just Olympic.

If only racquet or club sports are counted alone, badminton is the fastest speed sport. If you take into account the general sports, badminton is the second fastest speed sport after shooting.

According to records, the legendary Malaysian tennis player – Lee Chong Wei had a smash of up to 456 km for hour in 2010. However, this record was broken three years later, male doubles player Tan Boo Heong. Malaysia has hit the bridge up to 493 km for hour. Guinness record recognizes this as the fastest smash in badminton history.

The World Men’s Badminton Championships, otherwise known as the Thomas Cup. The Thomas Cup was donated by the first President of Badminton Federation – Duke Thomas in 1939.

Previously, the tournament was allowed to be held once every 3 years, now it is changed to be held every 2 years. The content includes 3-match singles and 2-match double.

Kento Momota – A spectacular return to number 1 in the men’s badminton world rankings

Japanese tennis player Kento Momota is in his peak badminton era, acquiring almost all of the highest titles in the badminton world. He quickly rose to become the number 1 player globally.

It can be said that Japanese badminton once appeared in the men’s singles world championship finals before the match in 2018. Kento Momota has entered the history of Japanese badminton. When it reached the final of this tournament is in the men’s singles division as the first Japanese after many years of absence.

It was Kento Momota who continued to write history when becoming the first Japanese men’s singles champion in the world badminton tournament. He proved his natural talent when he surpassed the Chinese host country’s Shi Yuqi 2-0.

Top badminton player Kento Momota was the person who held second place in the world during the previous badminton championship season. The cause of this more than a year ban was due to him being involved in an illegal casino gambling suspicion.

He was determined to start again from zero. Just one year after returning to competitive badminton, Kento Momota had risen to the top of world badminton extremely convincingly.

Kento Momota has returned, showing her never-degrading status after more than a year of probation. He has surprised the world by winning all the noble titles.

Currently he has world, Asian, and world championships at all BWF levels. Most recently, he has made Japan proud to step up to the World Tour Finals 2020 championship.

The top badminton player beat Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 after just 87 minutes of intense competition. He also won the last championship in Guangzhou, China.

It is worth noting, this is the 11th championship he achieved in the year. This has helped him overcome his historic record of winning 10 awards within a year of retired legend Lee Chong Wei.

Kento Momota lacked only one Olympic Olympic gold medal. In this tournament the Summer Olympics held in Japan itself in 2020. He was determined to win this gold medal, bringing glory to the country.