Five fastest smashes in Badminton history
- Badminton is the fastest sport in the world, and not for nothing.
#3 Jan O Jorgensen - 407 kmph
The 31-year old has been near the top of the rankings for quite some time now, and he is also close to the best for the fastest smash. Despite going deep into most of the tournaments he enters, Jorgensen has often flattered to deceive. He frequently fails in matches he is expected to win or commits the same fatal mistakes.
During one such performance in the Malaysia Open Superseries Premier in 2016, Jorgensen, famous for his powerful shots and quick wrists, produced a cracking shot against Lee Chong Wei in the semi-finals.
His smash, clocked at 407 kmph, takes the 3rd place on the list. The Dane eventually lost to Lee Chong Wei, who he has managed to beat only once.Published 17 Sep 2017, 09:45 IST