Indian badminton player Satwik breaks more than a decade-old record of fastest smash
A promising big name in the world of badminton, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, an Indian shuttler has achieved a remarkable feat. He has entered the book of Guinness world record for the fastest smash hit by a male badminton player.
Satwik’s smash clocked an unimaginable speed of 565 km/h and went on to break the past record held by Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia. Held since May 2013, this record had a speed of 493 km/h (306.34 mph).
This success puts Satwik in a global league of top badminton players by virtue of his smash speed clocking even more than the top speed for a F1 car which is 372.6 km/h.
The Guinness world record for the fastest smash hit by a female badminton player registered a smash speed of 438 km/h (272 mph) hit by Malaysia’s Tan Pearly.
Yonex, the Japanese sports equipment manufacturing company stated that it 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.