In an extraordinary display of power and precision, star Indian badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has secured a prestigious spot in the Guinness World Records by achieving the fastest hit ever recorded in badminton history. The incredible feat was accomplished during an eventful day on April 14, 2023, and was duly verified by official judges from the Guinness World Records organization.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy’s astounding smash reached a mind-boggling speed of 565 km/h (351.1 mph), shattering the previous record that had stood for over a decade. The previous record of 493 km/h (306.34 mph) was held by Malaysian badminton player Tan Boon Heong since May 2013.
What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that Satwik’s smash outpaced the top speed of a Formula 1 car, which clocks in at 372.6 km/h. This incredible display of power and speed highlights Satwiksairaj Rankireddy’s exceptional talent and skill on the badminton court.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who recently partnered with Chirag Shetty to clinch victory at the Indonesia Open Super 1000, has not only made India proud but has also brought global recognition to the sport of badminton. His remarkable achievement was celebrated by Yonex, the renowned Japanese sports equipment manufacturing company, which released an official statement acknowledging the new Guinness World Record.
In addition to Satwik’s achievement, Malaysia’s Tan Pearly also secured her place in the record books by setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest female badminton hit, reaching an incredible speed of 438 km/h (about 272 mph). These records mark a significant milestone in the world of badminton, showcasing the incredible speed and precision that athletes like Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Tan Pearly bring to the sport.
The world record attempts were conducted in a controlled environment at the Yonex factory gymnasium in Soka, Saitama, Japan, and serve as a testament to the dedication and skill of these remarkable badminton athletes. With this historic achievement, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Tan Pearly have left an indelible mark on the world of badminton, inspiring aspiring players and fans alike.