Former World Number 1, Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei recorded the fastest smash of 408 km/h in a tournament. This impressive reading was taken during the Hong Kong Open in September of 2015 last year.
Chong Wei’s smash over took China’s Fu Hai Feng smash of 332km/h in Sudirman Cup 2005, according to the data supplied by Hawk-Eye Innovations.
One of the World greatest Men’s Singles player, Lin Dan clocked at 401km/h which was recorded at the Japan Open 2015.
Denmark’s Jan O Jogersen is just behind Lee Chong Wei by a whisker with a 407km/h reading. Where as the women players are not far behind. Thailand’s 2013 World Champion Ratchanok Intanon,clocked her smash at 372km/h in the semi-finals of the 2016 Malaysia Open.
The current world record of the fastest smash which was clocked by Former World Number 1 Men’s Doubles ace Tan Boon Heong from Malaysia. His smash was recorded with an impressive 492km/h but it was not recorded in a tournament. Instead it was done in a private setting.
Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) 408km/h (Hong Kong Open 2015)
Jan O Jorgensen (Denmark) 407km/h (Malaysia Open 2016)
Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) 404km/h (Japan Open 2015)
Parupalli Kashyap (India) 401km/h (Japan Open 2015)
Lin Dan (China) 401km/h (Japan Open 2015)
Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) 372km/h (Malaysia Open 2016)
Tai Tzu Ying (Taiwan) 360km/h (All England 2016)
Wang Yihan (China) 359km/h (Malaysia Open 2016)
Saina Nehwal (India) 357km/h (All England 2016)
Carolina Marin (Spain) 356km/h (All England 2016)