It can be played individually or in pairs with a net dividing both sides of the court. The shuttlecock can incredibly reach 350 kilometers per hour.
Each match will be determined in three games. The first side to score 21 points wins. A point is awarded to the winning side of each rally. If the score becomes 20-all, the first side to gain a two-point lead wins. If the score becomes 29-all, the side that scores the 30th points wins. A maximum interval of 60 seconds or less will be allowed in each game when the leading score reaches 11 points. An interval not exceeding 120 seconds between the first and second games, as well as the second and third games, will be allowed in all matches. Coaching is not allowed when the shuttle is in play. Between points the athlete may receive instructions from their coach at the coaches seating area. Winners of the first qualifying round will advance directly to the quarterfinals.
Canada leads the Pan American Games badminton competitions with 17 gold medals. This sport will be held at Sports Center 3 of the National Sports Village (Videna).
A fast, low, near-horizontal shot over the net.
A shot hit softly and so quickly that it lands close to the net on the opponent’s side.
The feathered projectile struck by players’ rackets.
A hard overhead shot hit downward into the opponent’s court.
Badminton was created by British military officers and can be traced back to mid-18th century India. It was also referred to as “poona” after the town of Poona where it was popularized. Then the English spread it and established its rules. Badminton has been part of the Pan American Games since the 1995 Mar del Plata Games in Argentina.