Badminton

Venue Arrival Team Officials Meeting Event Start Date Event End Date Departure
Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium 07/02/2015 08/02/2015 09/02/2015 13/02/2015 15/02/2015

Medal Events in Badminton(for 35th National Games, Kerala)

 

Sl.NoBadminton
1Mens Singles
2Mens Doubles
3Mens Team Event
4Womens Singles
5Womens Doubles
6Womens Team Event
7Mixed Doubles

 

Badminton - 2015 National Games

2011 National Games Medal Tally of Badminton

 

Teams

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Kerala

3

1

1

5

Andhra Pradesh

2

2

3

7

Maharashtra

1

2

3

6

Karnataka

0

1

1

2

Tamil Nadu

0

0

1

1

West Bengal

0

0

1

1

Delhi

0

0

1

1

Madhya Pradesh

0

0

1

1

 

Badminton

Badminton is a racquet sport, where the opposing teams can be in singles or in pairs. They play on the opposite halves of a rectangular court separated by a net. The shuttlecock hit by the players passes over the net to the opposite half of the court occupied by the opponent. A point is scored when the shuttlecock lands in their opponents' half. Each side is allowed only one strike of the shuttlecock before it passes above the net. Once the shuttlecock has struck the floor, the rally ends; likewise if the umpire, service judge or the opposite player when the umpire or judge is absent, calls a fault.

 

History

The mid-1800s in British India saw badminton close to the current form being created by serving British military officers posted here. Similarities to ball badminton from Tamil Nadu and Hanetsuki from Japan are often mentioned in sports histories. There are early photographs depicting Englishmen adding a net to the conventional English pastime of battledore and shuttlecock. Poona, the current Pune, which was then a British defence town, was one place which played a lot of badminton. To begin with, balls of wool were used in place of the shuttle cock, especially in wet or windy weather, and this was referred to as ball badminton by the upper classes. But the shuttle cock survived. And the British, who left station on retirement, took this back to England where it was developed into the current form. There also seems to be a vague and unexplained connection of the name of the sport to the Badminton House, Gloucestershire, owned by the Duke of Beaufort.

 

Olympics

Badminton first appeared in Olympics in Barcelona, 1992. Singles, and doubles events for men and women were held, the number of medals in each event were four, which included two bronzes. The 1996 Atlanta Olympics added mixed doubles. The bronze winner was now reduced to one, with a playoff between the two players who lost in the semi-finals. The pattern has been adhered to in the Summer Olympics of the subsequent years.

The Badminton World Federation's ranking list is the criterion to qualify for the Olympic tournament. 29 participants for the singles and 19 pairs of participants for the doubles are selected. Once the qualification positions are filled, the selection process ceases. Olympic badminton consists of a single-elimination tournament. Each match is played to the best of three games, each game with 21 points. Rally scoring is used, which means that even the non-serving player can score. A player must win by two points or be the first player to 30 points.