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OriginBadminton is a modern version of an earliergame called battledoreand simpler, which was inventedin China and in the early years was a mere form ofentertainment. He practiced with 2 wooden paddlesanda ball. This was modified so that theirflight was slower, similar to the "cock" modern.The current game of badminton originated in India,where it was called Poona, name of a countryspopulation which was originallyplayed. Some British military officials saw the game inIndia and brought to England around 1873. There,the Duke of Beaufort was interested in the game. Sinceit is practiced regularly at his country estate inGloucestershire, known as Badminton, thenameassociated with the game continued. In its originalform, badmintonwas a game more formal than waspracticed wearing PrinceAlbertcoats, buttoned shoes, bow tieand baggy silk pants. It is knownfrom a club whichexpelled a player who dared to take off the coat.
The first badminton club was formed in Bath, England, in 1873. The game was introduced in the United States in 1890 and was also introduced in Canada. National Badminton Association of the UnitedStates was created in 1895. At that time the rules were unified.Canadian Badminton Association was founded in 1931 and the American Association of Badminton in 1936. For 1910, there were 300 badminton clubs and the number increased to 9000 soon after the First World War. The first tournament championship for men in England was held in 1899, and first for women in 1900. The first American championshipswere held in 1937 in Chicago.
As in almost all games and sports is almost impossible to ascertainthe precise origin of them, badminton feel the same, although we have enough news like sports games and plays from antiquity. Some of the games that is known is that a similar game was playedin ancient China two thousand years ago, "the Wheel". They also have common features games played by the Brazilian Indians and the Incas. Its current name comes from "Badminton House" GloucestershireCounty of the Duchy of Beaufort, born of a meeting of British officersin 1873, they decided to have fun playing with a tennis racket and achampagne bottle corks, calling this game Badminton, as the name of the castle house which hosted the meeting. In 1877 he publishedthe first rules of play, and in 1893 was founded the first association ofthis sport, "Badminton Association of England".
Evolution of badminton The growing popularity of badminton was acquiring in the fivecontinents, led to the conclusion in 1934 that required a new organization encompassing the nascent national associations. Wellarise from the primitive Football Association, the currentInternational Badminton Federation (IBF). The president of the I.B.F. occupied it since its inception and during the next twenty years, George Thomas. In 1949, the I.B.F. established the first international teamcompetition, with the name of Thomas Cup, in honor of Presidentfundaros of it. In 1956 he began to play a similar tournament, but in the female category, the Uber Cup was called by the name of thedonor of the trophy, Mrs. HS Uber. The first World Championships were played Officers in 1977 inMalmö (Sweden). although these had been held since 1899, through the most prestigious tournament, called the All EnglandChapionship, comparable in importance to the Wimbledon tennistournament. Badminton came for the first time in Olympic Games as a demonstration sport in Minich (1972). Internal problems of the I.B.F.
The Spanish Federation of Badminton The Spanish Federation of Badminton (FESBA) is the nationalgoverning body for badminton in Spain. Founded in 1985 and its first president was Jose Luis Villa Pineiro. Since December 2004, its chairman is David Cabello.1 Badminton in Spain began to be practiced in Galicia in the early1970s. The first championship was played badminton Spain inValladolid in 1982
Great Players Wong Peng Soon (Malaysia) - 4 time winner of the All Englandbetween 1950 and 1955. Eddy B. Choong (Malaysia) - 4 time winner of the All Englandbetween 1953 and 1957. Erland Kops (Denmark) - 7 time winner of the All England between 1958 and 1967. Rudy Hartono (Indonesia) - World champion in 1980 and 8 times All England champion in singles between 1968 and 1976. Liem Swie King (Indonesia) - Runners World in 1980 and 1983.
Morten Frost (Denmark) - 4 times All England champion in singles and runner-up in 1985 and 1987. Yang Yang (China) - World champion in 1987 and 1989 and All England champion in 1989. Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) - World champion in 1995 and All England champion in 1993 and 1994. Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (Denmark) - Olympic champion andindividual champion Atlanta 96 All England in 1995 and 1996
Themost important players in Spain: Antonio Rodríguez López. Esther Sanz. Dolores Marco. Sergio Llopis. José Antonio Crespo. Yoana Martínez.