Badminton is a modern version of an earlier
game called battledoreand simpler, which was invented
in China and in the early years was a mere form of
entertainment. He practiced with 2 wooden paddlesand
a ball. This was modified so that their
flight was slower, similar to the "cock" modern.
The current game of badminton originated in India,
where it was called Poona, name of a country's
population which was originally
played. Some British military officials saw the game in
India and brought to England around 1873. There,
the Duke of Beaufort was interested in the game. Since
it is practiced regularly at his country estate in
Gloucestershire, known as Badminton, the
nameassociated with the game continued. In its original
form, badmintonwas a game more formal than was
practiced wearing Prince
Albertcoats, buttoned shoes, bow tie
and baggy silk pants. It is knownfrom a club which
expelled 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
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
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 early1970's. The
first championship was
played badminton Spain inValladolid in 1982
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
Liem Swie King (Indonesia) - Runner's World in 1980 and
Morten Frost (Denmark) - 4 times All
England champion in singles and runner-up in 1985
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.
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