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Badminton – Audio Slideshow

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When we think of fast moving shuttles, we usually don’t think of a sport where a shuttle is used.  But the shuttle in a game of badminton can travel over 200 MPH.  No, it is not the friendly backyard BBQ game of our youths here; we’re talking about people with special rackets, shoes and love of a sport that actually started in India in the 1800s.  

Neal Samuels plays badminton almost every week here in Atlanta. We recently visited him on the court to see the sport in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzxpIH3xrZI

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