Insane Badminton Rally Will Put a Smile on Your Delighted Face

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 24, 2014

Hey, Internet. The sport of badminton would very much like your attention. 

The posted video has already been spotted by Next Impulse Sports, Digg, Guyism and Reddit. Once you see it, you will realize why it's getting the viral video treatment. 

Unfortunately, we don't have all that much in the way of details. The video seems to have originated from the aptly titled YouTube channel Badminton Highlights and Crazy Shots.

We think they pretty much knocked it out of the park when they were thinking up names. Now if this is the kind of thing you enjoy, the link to their Facebook page, Badminton Fever, which includes a much longer "Top 5 Rallies" video, is worth your time. 

The only information we get from that post is this is a match between athletes described as T. Ahmad and L. Natsir and China's Zhang N. and Zhao YL, which leads us to a far more informative Jakarta Globe report. 

The Indonesian men’s doubles and mixed doubles pairs who triumphed at the All-England championships earlier this month collected a hefty Rp 200 million ($$17,700) reward per player from their sponsors on Tuesday.

Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan won the men’s doubles title at the world’s oldest badminton tournament on March 9, while Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir prevailed in the mixed doubles final of the competition.

[...]

Liliyana and Tontowi’s win was their second straight All-England final against China’s Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.

Natsir stated of the win: "I just hope our title will motivate not only the younger players, but also our peers in the men’s and women’s singles."

We aren't quite sure how this win will resonate with younger athletes, but a small slice of the match certainly captivated us for a moment. 

This is a sport that we seem to forget about every four years between Summer Olympic Games. According to this amazing highlight, we may want to rethink that sentiment. 

With just a flurry of volleys, the world now demands more badminton.

 

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