Beside above, when did badminton become a sport?
After being a demonstration sport at the 1972 Games in Munich, singles and doubles badminton was introduced in Barcelona in 1992. Mixed doubles came four years later in Atlanta. China, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Russia have won medals in the sport so far.
In respect to this, what is the old name of badminton?
Who is father of badminton?
He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.
|10 June 1955 Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Tennis and badminton are both racket sports played on a rectangular court. In the game, players are required to hit an object over a net. Tennis courts and rackets are much larger than badminton ones though.
Badminton takes its name from Badminton House—home of the Duke of Beaufort in the English county of Gloucestershire. In 1873, the Duke is credited with bringing a version of the game—Poona—back from India and introducing it to his guests.
The beginnings of badminton can be traced to the mid-1800s, where it was created by British military officers stationed in British India. Originally called ‘battledore’ rather than badminton, its use of a shuttlecock, rather than a ball, has remained constant over the years.