11 days. 6 Golds. Shuttles at 300+km/h.
Badminton players are the gymnasts of racquet sports. Watch as they lunge, stretch and leap, sending the shuttle flying across the court.
Widely regarded as the fastest racquet sport in the world, with shuttles travelling at more than 300km/h, Badminton will feature on all 11 days of the Games programme.
Six Gold medal events will take in Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles, Mixed Doubles and a combined Mixed Team event.
Singles and Doubles competitions will consist of a straight knockout draw, while the Mixed Team match will be contested over a range of preliminary rounds before a Finals knockout format reveals the eventual winners.
Competition will take centre stage across six purpose-built courts at the Emirates Arena.
Venue: Emirates Arena [East End]
Watch out for: Malaysia and England traditionally dominate this sport, which has tens of millions of followers and players around the world. You will also see rising stars from Scotland, India and Singapore who will challenge for the medals in Glasgow.
International Federation: Badminton World Federation http://www.bwfbadminton.org