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6 Activities for Adventure Seekers In Klang Valley

  1. Kart Racing:

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Get the adrenaline pumps through your veins, try kart racing. You can come for a fun race or event an F1 formula race against your friends.

There are kart tracks at the Sepang F1 circuit, the former full race KartX circuit at Shah Alam, the Elite Circuit on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

 2. Paintball:

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Known as a common team building activities, paintballing can be taken up to a new level of adventure by playing in real jungle setup. Gather your friends and get ready for some real shooting, running and get some awesome bruises.

There are many places offer paintball: Canyon Paintball, Xtion, Mudtrekker, etc.

3. Bungee Jumping:

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Some Subangites might be rolling their eyes and proclaiming “duh” right now, but for those who might not be in the know: you can actually try out Bungee Jumping right here in Klang Valley with a ticket to Sunway Lagoon

Before aiming for the top bungee jumping guns in New Zealand or Singapore, put on your training wheels and leap off a tall surface in Sunway Lagoon for RM130.

4. Archery Tag

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Taking laser tag or paintball to another level, Arena 51 has upgraded that usual fare with paint-tipped bow and arrows, ready for players to channel their inner Legolases or Katnisses (depending on how your bow tingles).

This game also requires a minimum of 10 players to be split into groups, and can be played either with kids or adults.

Their unique games include:

  • The Knockout
    • The combat strategy way of playing with your bow.
  • Death
    • The more classic of archery battles, where two teams duke it out over a plot of unclaimed land.
  • Zombie
    • A Plants vs. Zombies-style game where archers have to shoot down an onslaught of zombies.

 

5. Challenge your Inner Sherlock Holmes

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If you’re both an adventurer and a puzzle lover, then you will love challenging the rooms in Lockdown KL. Lockdown KL is a reality first-person adventure game that was inspired from online room escape games.

Like Escape Room and other similar adventure games, Lockdown KL is divided into different rooms, with different themes.

But what gives them a point of uniqueness is that these rooms are based on more realistic scenarios, like getting kidnapped, or escaping out of prison, so that you can truly immerse yourself into the mindset of your character.

 

6. Dive Off A Bamboo Platform

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If you’re strict about only going anywhere in Klang Valley, then Tadom Hill is great for camping. There are lots to do in the area like bamboo rafting or swimming for those looking for a mellow time.

But there are also a 5m bamboo diving platform and Tarzan swings, for all the inner acrobats. It also makes a sweet photo at the end of the day.

Just do be warned that you perform these stunts at your own risk.

So what adventures do you like to do next, let us know!

Sportify Team.

 

7 lesser known facts about Badminton

We’re pretty sure you know how to play badminton or at least have an idea of it. But how many of you know how the name badminton was formed or which was the first place badminton was played?

1. It was named “Poona”

In India, the game existed before 1500 B.C. and was called “Poona”. It was named “Poona” because of its region of origin, which was city “Pune”. It is said that “Poona” means “the game of the city Pune”.

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Initially the game was played with the hand, using the palm as a racquet. Later on, the hands were replaced with the legs, something that made this game popular among Indian men but extremely difficult for the Indian women. Thus, it was separated into a men’s and a women’s game.

In 1870, British officers that served in India brought with them back to the country the game Poona. The Duke of Beaufort, the Father of Badminton, was a great supporter of the game, which he played very often. However, this game was quite primitive for the elite of the English society. Thus, he preferred to play the woman’s version of the game of Poona with his friends and his daughters in his villa at the village Badminton of Glouschester.

One day, as he was playing in the garden of his villa, it began to rain. Without hesitation, he emptied his dining room so as to continue the game there. This was also the beginning of the sport known as Badminton.

2. Badminton is the 2nd most popular sport in the world

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It has been claimed that badminton is the second most-popular participation sport in the world, only behind football.

When badminton was first included in the Olympics in 1992, 1.1 billion people watched the badminton competition on television.

3. The strings of badminton racquets are made from the stomach linings of cats

While over the years, most of the players have started using synthetic strings, some players still use guts made from the dried stomach lining of animals like cats or cows. (We’re not here to judge..)

4. A shuttle is made from the left wing of a goose

The average shuttlecock weighs between 4.74 to 5.5 grams, the best of which are made from the feathers of the left wing of a goose.

16 feathers are used in the manufacture of a shuttle. During a top-level match 10 shuttles are used, with each being hit roughly 400 times.

5. The Asian domination of the sport

Since its inclusion in the Olympics in 1992, Asian players have won a staggering 93 out of the 103 Olympic medals.

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The most successful badminton countries in the world are China and Indonesia, who have won 70% of all BWF events between them.

The Thomas Cup, the men’s world team championships, has been won by only three countries since it began in 1948 – Malaysia, Indonesia and China.

The only time the Uber Cup, the women’s world team championships, was won outside Asia was by the USA in 1957, 1960 and 1963; the other holders are China, Indonesia, Japan and more recently South Korea.

6. The longest match ever lasted 124 minutes (that was 2 hours!)

The longest match ever recorded, lasted 124 minutes, and was contested between Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) and Sun Jun (China). Rasmussen won that encounter 16-17, 18-13, 15-10.

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On the other hand, the shortest badminton match was at the 1996 Uber Cup in Hong Kong, which lasted all of six minutes! Ra Kyung-min (South Korea) crushed Julia Mann (England) 11-2, 11-1 in that match.

7. Badminton is a LOT more intense than tennis

At 1985 All England (Tennis) Championships, Boris Becker defeated Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.

At 1985 World Badminton Championships in Calgary, Canada, Han Jian of China defeated Morten Frost of Denmark, 14-18, 15-10, 15-8. The following is a statistical comparison of those matches.

Time: Tennis – 3 hours and 18 minutes; Badminton – 1 hour and 16 minutes

Ball/shuttle in play: Tennis – 18 minutes; Badminton – 37 minutes

Match Intensity*: Tennis – 9 percent; Badminton – 48 percent

Rallies: Tennis – 299; Badminton – 146

Shots: Tennis – 1,004; Badminton – 1,972

Shots Per Rally: Tennis – 3.4; Badminton – 13.5

Distance Covered: Tennis – 2 miles; Badminton – 4 miles

Note that the badminton players competed for half the time, yet ran twice as far and hit nearly twice as many shots!

*The actual time the ball/shuttle was in flight, divided by the length of the match.
So know what you don’t know! Share with us if you know any cool facts about badminton.

Sources: https://www.sportskeeda.com/ https://www.sportsflu.com

10 hottest female badminton players

People say girls who play sports are double hot. If you agree, check out these beauties among female badminton players. Not only shining with their amazing talent, but also their beauty has won our hearts.

  1. Ashwini Ponnappa

Ranks 14th in the world, Ashwini has made the Indians proud with her achievements. 27 years old and has won Gold medal in Commonwealth games and South Asian Games with Jwala Gutta (Mix Double).

  1. Goh Liu Ying

Ying is a Malaysian Acer.  She is 27 years old and is 5ft 5in tall.  She won gold medals in Asian championship and South Asian Championships in Mixed Doubles.  She currently ranks 3rd in the world. She is such a Malaysian proud!

  1. Christinna Pedersen

Christinna is an elite player from Denmark. She is 30 years old and is the second tallest in our list 5 ft 8in. She hasn’t much success in the world championship but she plays with her partner in the BWF super series circuit.  She won the silver medal in Rio Olympics with Kamilla Rytter. She currently ranks 5th in the world.  

  1. Ratchanok Intanon

Ratchanok is also known as May. May is a badminton player from Thailand. She is only 21 years old.  She is 5ft 7in tall. This Thailand beauty ranks 2nd in the world and she has won gold medals in  the world championship,  Asian Championship, and Southeast Asian Games. Such an accomplishment for her young age.

  1. Saina Nehwal

Saina is an Indian shuttler. She is 26 years old and 5ft 5in tall. She currently ranks 11th in the world. She has 22 titles in her pocket. She was the first Indian to won a Bronze medal in Commonwealth games.

  1. Sayaka Takahashi

Sayaka is a Japanese Badminton player. She is 24 years old and 5ft 6in tall.  She currently ranks 16th in the world. Her pure beauty has captured our hearts.

  1. P V Sindhu

Sindhu is an Indian Badminton player. She is 21 years old and is the tallest in our list, she is 5ft 10 in tall.  She currently ranks 9th  in the world.  She won the silver medal in Rio Olympics. The young pretty lady has surely mesmerized everyone with her smile and her playing techniques.

  1. Carolina Marin

Carolina is a Spanish Shutler. She is 23 years old and 5ft 7in tall. She is an aggressive player in the game and quite cheerful in life.  She currently ranks first in the world. She won the Gold medal in Rio Olympics.  Her attitude has surely amazed us.

  1. Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta is an Indian badminton player. She specializes in doubles.  She is 5ft 10 in tall and is 33 years old .  She has won Gold medal in Commonwealth games and South Asian Games with Ashwini Ponnappa. She currently ranks 14th in the world. The sexy girl has charmed everyone with her looks, she has also done some movie acting.

  1. Gronya Somerville

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Gronya is an Australian Badminton player.  She is 21 years old and 5ft 7in tall.  She hasn’t played that well in the internationals but her beauty has surely been loved by everyone. But her beauty was recognized in a Chinese tournament. Rumour has it she is a descendant of Qing Dynasty.

How about your favourite? Comment to let us know! 

Source: http://www.sportsflu.com/

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