Indian Badminton star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy sets Guinness World Record for fastest badminton shot

Indian Badminton star shuttler Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest hit by a male player in badminton, hitting at an unbelievable 565 km/h with his smash.

Satwik, who recently won the Indonesia Open Super 1000 with partner Chirag Shetty, thereby surpassed a decade-long record set in May 2013 by Malaysian Tan Boon Heong, who generated a speed of 493 km/h (306.34 mph) with his smash.

Satwik’s smash was faster than a Formula 1 car’s maximum speed of 372.6 km/h.

With a stunning speed of 438 km/h (about 272 mph), Malaysia’s Tan Pearly set the Guinness World Record for the fastest female badminton hits.

In a press statement, the Japanese sports equipment manufacturer stated, ”Yonex is proud to announce that Yonex badminton athletes, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND) and Tan Pearly (MAS), have set new Guinness world records title for the fastest male and female badminton hits.”

”Since the previous Guinness world records title for the fastest badminton hit was recorded in May 2013, this means that Rankireddy broke the record for the first time in more than a decade.”

On the basis of the speed measurement results from that day, the world record attempts that were made on April 14, 2023, were approved by official judges from the Guinness World Records.

Satwik’s smash took place in a controlled environment at the Yonex factory gymnasium in Soka, Saitama, Japan.

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