Badminton came a long way in his history. The game is not famous as tennis but still, it is the 2nd highest participated sport in the world. Smashes are an important part of the game; players have to deliver the fastest smashes possible to get a point. In this article, we will see the top 5 fastest smashes in badminton history.
#5 Parupalli Kashyap
In the Japan Open superseries of 2015, Kashyap delivered a smash of 401 kmph. It was the fifth-fastest smash in badminton’s history. Kashyap was India’s rising star in his prime. He defeated 3rd seed of the tournament K Srikanth in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Japan Open superseries.
#4 Viktor Axelsen
In the same Japan Open superseries. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen delivered a smash which when recorded was 404 kmph which shocked everyone. Although he lost the final to Lon Fan in that tournament his smash was the fourth fastest in the world. Axelsen is also the bronze medallist of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
#3 Jan O Jorgensen
Jan O Jorgensen is a retired badminton player from Denmark. He is 2016 Malaysia open superseries Jorgensen played a smash of 407 kmph which was the third-fastest smash in badminton’s history. Jorgensen lost the game against Lee Chong Wei who was a strong representative of the host nation at that time.
#2 Lee Chong Wei
In 2015, in Hong Kong, open Malaysia’s superstar shuttler Lee Chong Wei was making a comeback on badminton court after getting into doping in 2014. In this tournament to prove himself, he delivered a smash which when recorded was 408 kmph which is still the 2nd fastest smash in badminton’s history.
#1 Mads Pieler Kolding
In the Premier Badminton League of 2017, Mads Pieler Kolding was playing for Chennai Smashers against Mumbai rockets. During the match, Kolding played a smash of 426 kmph which is the fastest in badminton’s history. Kolding is a Danish player and not so popular in the badminton world but his height of more than 6 feet gave him the advantage to hit a shot like that. He is also a doubles player which makes him the only doubles player to make his name on this list.
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