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    Badminton-Smashing doubles player Archer quits at 33
    Thursday August 17, 10:00 AM
    LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Leading doubles player Simon Archer, who boasted the fastest smash in the game, quit international badminton on Wednesday because of injury.
    The 33-year-old Briton has won a string of top honours in badminton doubles including an All England mixed title with Jo Goode in 1999 and the pair also took a world championship silver (1999) and an Olympic bronze (2000).

    "Looking back I've been lucky to have had some wonderful partners over my career," said Archer in a statement.

    "Despite some chronic injuries in recent years, I feel very proud of what I have achieved, winning most majors and winning medals in the Worlds and Olympics."

    Archer, who appeared in the Guiness Book of Records with a world record smash of 260kph set in 1996 which still stands, will help coach youngsters, play in domestic tournaments and work in his father's engineering company.

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    I thought the fastest smash is by Cai Fu ? (sp?)

    No idea who he is but sounds like another player down in the game .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PandaLord
    I thought the fastest smash is by Cai Fu ? (sp?)

    No idea who he is but sounds like another player down in the game .
    Fu does have the fastest smash now. They need to update the record books.

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    Yep.. Fu 332km/h in the Sudirman Cup 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Fu does have the fastest smash now. They need to update the record books.
    but it is you that can put hole in net and that just from dinking around

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    He was bandaged like a zombie last we saw him in action, rest in peace I say. The mind is willing but the flesh is weak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizbit
    He was bandaged like a zombie last we saw him in action, rest in peace I say. The mind is willing but the flesh is weak
    that's a good enough reason to quit

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