I will give you a brief facts before I continue my article.
Badminton is the third fastest game in the world.
The unofficial world singles champion in Badminton is an Asian – 18 year old Rudy Hartono – a high school student from East java. Indonesia, Hartono made his debut in the 1967 Thomas Cup series against Malaysia. He beat the Malaysia Champion Tan Aik Juang and Yew Cheng Joe in the singles. He is the youngest player in the history of the championships to win the all-England title – which carries with it the unofficial title of a world champion.
Malaysia is the holder of the Thomas cup – symbolic of world Badminton supremacy. Since the institution of the Thomas Cup, only two nations have won it – namely: Malaysia from 1948 to 1955 and Indonesia from 1957 to 1964. Malaysia won it back in 1967. These are both Asian countries.
This is the first time that the Philippines will be host to an Asian championship in Badminton. The ABC is composed to 17 nations. Filipinos could very well be champions in the game. Badminton is played in more countries than any other sports – with the possible exception of tennis. In Indonesia, there are 10 million persons who play Badminton. In Malaysia and Singapore, no school will be allowed to operate without a badminton court.
The First Asian Confederation Badminton Championship was held in India.