Narrative Essay About Badminton

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What’s the first thought that comes to mind when I mention badminton? Perhaps “sissy sport”, or a leisurely old geezer sport, or maybe you even envisioned a picture of a backyard court in the grass. Unfortunately these ideas are all highly unrealistic expectations of the game that everyone thinks are true, but are in fact myths. The game has been played for over 2000 years and these myths haven't gone away, so it's about time I speak the truth. Myth #1: It’s a sport for the laziest people to play. WRONG! Badminton is actually a very cardio centered sport. You can't sit around on the couch all day everyday and expect to play like Lin Dan. Badminton is not like the stereotype makes it out to be. You don't lightly tap the shuttlecock back and forth watching the colourful birds fly above you in the bright blue sky in your backyard, and then go drink earl grey tea afterwards with our pinkies up. No no no, it's not like that at all. Especially when playing singles. Just imagine all those asian opponents that have played since they were 4, making you run back and forth,…show more content…
She stood there and literally watched me as I looked like a dog with one leg flailing around the court. I have honestly never been so tired in my life. Definitely not my best days. According to world badminton, “In a typical match the athletes cover…show more content…
In 2012, a professional badminton player, Lee Yong Dae, broke through a watermelon with his badminton smash. I bet you never thought that was possible with a shuttlecock. I don’t know anyone that good, but when I was at a badminton club practicing a couple years ago, a guy there smashed a birdy, and it whacked someone in the ear. It hit him so hard his ears were ringing uncontrollably and he had to leave. It was at that moment I realized how much strength went into playing badminton. No noodle arm can hit a birdie so hard and do something like

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