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Badminton History

Badminton History Starts In China

Badminton history started long ago. Take yourself back 2400 years. You live in China. You and a friend are having a hot argument. “That was clearly in,” you say. “No”, says your friend. “That was out”.

The thing that was either in or out was a birdlike object you hit with your feet. The game was called Ti Jian Zi.

Believe it or not, the two of you were playing a game that eventually evolved into badminton.

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