Why is badminton a popular sport in Malaysia?

Why is badminton famous in Malaysia?

The Malaysia national badminton team has won 6 silver medals and 3 bronze medals in badminton in the Olympic Games since the sport was first introduced to the Olympics in 1992. … The Malaysia national badminton team is ranked world number 7 in the BWF World Team Ranking (as of 3 August 2021).

What is the most famous sport in Malaysia?


Even Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that badminton is now the #1 Malaysia Sport. Badminton legends like Datuk Lee Chong Wei is as beloved as the sport itself.

Who is the best Malaysian badminton player?

1. Lee Chong Wei (1982 – )

With an HPI of 55.47, Lee Chong Wei is the most famous Malaysian Badminton Player. His biography has been translated into 35 different languages on wikipedia.

Not at all! Whilst badminton is a minority sport in the US it is widely played in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and several other countries. Britain alone has 4 million players, about 8% of the population. As a spectator sport it is very popular in the far east.

Is badminton an easy sport?

Badminton played at the highest level is not an easy sport. Badminton played leisurely with friends and fun absolutely is. It’s easy for people to get started with Badminton. The lightness of the shuttlecock and racquet compared to other sports make it easy for beginners to get started hitting the bird.

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Is badminton famous in China?

Badminton is popular in China thanks to its relative simplicity in recreational use and inexpensive equipment. Many Chinese badminton players have gained international success and fame, especially the many Gold medalists at the BWF World Championships.

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