World Shuttlecock Accuracy Championships – 4

Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up.

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The smash return contest is also played with the same gutter around the singles court. The national coach of the Indonesian team smashes the shuttle at each contestant twenty times in a row and the returner has to try and place the shuttlecock in the gutter, scoring three points for doing so with a bonus of five points for returning all 20 into the gutter. Again there are five rounds of returning. No one has ever landed all 20 returns in the gutter in one round; indeed only one person, Eddie Hadinata, has scored 19 – this happened in the third round of the 2007 competition.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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