Pearly Tan, a Malaysian women’s doubles player, has given us yet another reason to be proud of her.
On July 18, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced on social media that Pearly Tan now owns the Guinness World Record for the fastest smash by a female player.
People say that the speed of her crash was 438 kmph, which is much faster than a Formula One (F1) car, which can only go 372.6 kmph.
On April 14, the attempt took place in a gym at the Yonex Co. Ltd. Tokyo Factory in Saitama, Japan. Guinness World Records judges were there and gave their approval.
At the same time, India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy broke the record set by Tan Boon Heong, a former national player, with a smash that went 565 kmph!
Boon Heong set the old record of 493 kmph.
Since the attempt was made in a Yonex factory, the sports brand said on their website that their high-speed camera caught the real smash.
“Then, using the photo, they figured out how fast the shuttlecock was going right after it hit.”
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Pearly and M. Thinaah are both ranked 11th in the world and play as a team.
The pair was recently named the National Women’s Team at the 2022 National Sports Awards. This was after they won the 2022 French Open and the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
This is a great accomplishment, and we want to praise Pearly on it.