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date: 25 May 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
John J. JacksonJohn J. JACKSON

Badminton is a popular sport with both men and women, and one that has a high participation rate throughout the world, but particularly in Asia. Badminton was adapted from an earlier pastime in which an object was hit into the air as often as possible in order to divine one’s future; the number of successful hits was linked to one’s supposed longevity. Badminton is a very fast sport; elite players have been found to move back and forth across the court roughly twice the distance of professional tennis players during high-level play. ...

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