Lee Chong Wei and Ratchanok Intanon Lead the Pack in Super Smash Speeds

World No. 2 Lee Chong Wei has done it again. The 2016 Badminton Asia Championships gold medalist has clocked in as the men’s singles athlete with the fastest smash in BWF World Superseries tournaments held from September of last year.



The Malaysian badminton superstar achieved the feat at the 2015 YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong open, where he sent the shuttle screaming at an impressive 408 kph. He was later crowned champion at the same tournament. Other Yonex players also impressed: Danish powerhouses Jan O. Jorgensen and Viktor Axelsen fired of smashes at 407 kph and 404 kph respectively, while 2015 YONEX OPEN JAPAN champ Lin Dan delivered 401 kph smash at that same tournament.

On the women’s side, Ratchanok Intanon leads the pack with a 372 kph smash at the Malaysia Open, which she won as part of her historic Superseries hat trick earlier this year. Other super smashing ladies include Saina Nehwal at 357 kph, Carolina Marin at 356 kph, Akane Yamaguchi at 352 kph and Busanan Ongbumrungpan at 343 kph.

Smash speeds were measured by Hawk-Eye Innovations.

Each player’s fastest smash speed and racquet used can be found in the lists below.

Men’s Singles


Lee Chong Wei (MAS)

Smash Speed: 408 kph

Racquet: DUORA 10

Tournament: YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open 2015

Jan O Jorgensen (DEN)

Smash Speed: 407 kph

Racquet: VOLTRIC 80 E-tune

Tournament: Malaysia Open 2016

Viktor Axelsen (DEN)

Smash Speed: 404 kph

Racquet: ARCSABER 11

Tournament: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015

Lin Dan (CHN)

Smash Speed: 401 kph

Racquet: VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LD

Tournament: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015

Women’s Singles


Ratchanok Intanon (THA)

Smash Speed: 372 kph

Racquet: VOLTRIC 70 E-Tune

Tournament: Malaysia Open 2016

Saina Nehwal (IND)

Smash Speed: 357 kph

Racquet: NANORAY 900

Tournament: Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2016

Carolina Marin (ESP)

Smash Speed: 356 kph

Racquet: NANORAY Z-SPEED

Tournament: Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2016

Akane Yamaguchi (JPN)

Smash Speed: 352 kph

Racquet: VOLTRIC 70 E-Tune

Tournament: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015

Busanan Ongbumrungpan (THA)

Smash Speed: 343 kph

Racquet: NANORAY Z-SPEED

Tournament: Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2016

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