As early as 2000 years ago, a game similar to badminton appeared in China, India and other countries. China is called Shuttlecock, India Puna, Western Europe and other countries are called Shuttlecock cricket. In the 1970s, British soldiers brought home Puna games learned in India as recreational activities after dinner and during rest. According to legend, at the end of the fourteenth century, there was a sport in Japan where cherries were inserted into beautiful feathers and played back and forth with boards. This is the original form of badminton. Modern badminton was born in England. In 1873, in the town of Birmington, Glasgow County, England, there was an Earl named Boffett. At his garden party in his territory, several retired officers returning from India introduced a shuttlecock game with rackets across the net, which aroused great interest. Because this activity is very interesting, it soon became popular in the upper social circles. “Badminton” became the name of English badminton. In 1893, 14 Badminton Clubs in England formed the badminton association. In the eighteenth century, in Puna, India, games like badminton today appeared. They were woven into balls with wool, feathers inserted, wooden rackets held by hand, and the balls were played back and forth across the net, but the popularity of such games was not long. Badminton was introduced into China in 1920 and developed rapidly after liberation. In the 1970s, China’s badminton team has ranked among the world’s top teams. In the 1970s, the international badminton world was divided equally between Indonesia and China. In the 1980s, the advantage has turned to our country, which shows that our badminton sport has reached the advanced level in the world. Badminton was listed as a formal event in Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. There are five competitions in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed games. There are many other badminton competitions, such as Thomas Cup, Uber Cup and World Badminton Championships. In November 2017, the World Badminton Federation discussed and passed the new rules for badminton service, which require that the height of the hitting point should not exceed 1.15 meters when serving.
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