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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.

Djokovic ninth time into the Wimbledon semi-final


The defending champion David Goffin 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 in the Grand Slam quarter-finals quarter-final match on July 10.

The head-to-head ratio is 5-1 in favor of Novak Djokovic before the two players enter the quarterfinals. But they have never encountered the grass, and the last time they met was in Monte Carlo two years ago, where Goffin won first.

While the Serbian player needed eight hours and 18 minutes to be in the Wimbledon quarterfinals this year, the 21st seed had to spend a total of 10 hours playing on the pitch.

The first double fault caused Djokovic to be 40-40 equalized, but the opponent’s two late delivery errors helped him preserve the game early in the match. In the next game, he faced two consecutive break-points. Nole saved the first point with a perfect shot on the perfect net and the next point thanks to two niggles from Belgium.

Goffin still has a stable and stable ability to play, with only two points lost in the first three games. In contrast, due to the slow and subjective entry in some situations, Djokovic almost paid dearly.

Goffin won the game to save the seventh ball in the set to pass the 4-3 lead. But that advantage was short-lived when Djokovic took advantage of the Belgian’s second double fault to break the game immediately after that and once again, before closing the first set. Compared to the opponent, Nole has less than four winner and slightly better points than a defect in the opening set, 10 points, and nine errors respectively.

When really catching up with the match in the second set, the defending champion went forward with his left hand to force the opponent to return to the two corners of the yard before overflowing the net to score a decisive point. The spectacular smash closed Djokovic’s impressive 6-0 set, although the opponent had previously tried to resolve the two set-points. In this set, he lost only one serve and got exactly three errors of self-defeating, equal to one-third of Goffin’s.

The one-way battle is still maintained in the final set. After winning the game to save the ball to lead 3-1, the number one seed continued to save the two break-points facing the extremely difficult serve into the T-corner and won the next series of durable balls. After his subtle drop in the final game, the Belgian player missed the wrong left-handed shot to Nole to hit the 70th victory in Wimbledon.