Speed testing is a smash hit in Beijing
May 12, 2005
can firmly stake its claim to be the world's fastest racket sport, with smashes
reaching speeds of up to 332 kph (207 mph) so far at
testing during the Sudirman Cup in
Chinese doubles star Fu Haifeng has clocked the fastest smash of 332 kph so far, while Denmark's Kenneth Jonassen has recorded the fastest smash for a singles player at 298 kph (185 mph).
And with women's singles shuttler Huang Sui hitting at 257 kph (160 mph), tennis star Andy Roddick's world-record serve of 246 kph (153 mph) is some way off of badminton's blistering pace.
Source from http://www.internationalbadminton.org/index.asp