Know your facts:
- Badminton has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1995
- Unified Sports? Yes
- Estimated number of athletes participating: 154 athletes + 66 Unified Partners
In badminton, reaction time, muscle strength, and endurance are the most important factors. The goal of the players is to hit the shuttlecock over the net in such a way that the other side cannot hit it back.
We have five disciplines:
- Mixed Double
- Unified Double
- Unified Mixed Double
By the way:
The fastest recorded badminton stroke was an incredible 493 kilometers per hour.