Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Creates Guinness World Record With Fastest Badminton Hit

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Satwiksairaj-Rankireddy-Creates-GuinnessIndian badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy created a new Guinness World Record for the fastest hit in badminton during the Korea Open 2023.

An Overview of the News 

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy's smash reached an incredible speed of 565 km/h, breaking a decade-old record previously held by Malaysian player Tan Boon Heong, who clocked 493 km/h.

  • The record-breaking event took place at the Yonex factory gym in Soka, Saitama, Japan, and was officially verified by Guinness World Records under controlled conditions.

  • Satwik's smash also surpassed the top speed of 372.6 km/h achieved by a Formula 1 car.

  • In the women's section, Malaysia's Tan Perli set the Guinness World Record for the fastest women's badminton hit with a remarkable speed of 438 km/h.

  • In Korea Open 2023, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and his doubles partner Chirag Shetty defeated Thailand's Supak Jomkoh and Kittinpong Kedren with a score of 21-16, 21-14 to enter the pre-quarterfinals.

  • Among all the Indian participants in the Korea Open 2023, Satwik and Chirag were the only players to enter the pre-quarterfinals.

  • Korea Open 2023 is scheduled to take place from 18 July 2023 to 23 July 2023. The host city of Korea Open 2023 is Yeosu, South Korea.

About South Korea

  • Capital - Seoul

  • Prime Minister - Han Duck-soo

  • President - Yoon Suk Yeol

  • Official languages - Korean, Korean Sign Language

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