Thread: Simon Archer quits
08-16-2006, 09:28 PM #1
Simon Archer quits
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.
08-16-2006, 10:51 PM #2
I thought the fastest smash is by Cai Fu ? (sp?)
No idea who he is but sounds like another player down in the game .
08-16-2006, 11:58 PM #3Originally Posted by PandaLord
08-17-2006, 02:19 AM #4
Yep.. Fu 332km/h in the Sudirman Cup 2005
08-17-2006, 03:39 AM #5Originally Posted by DinkAlot
08-17-2006, 09:09 PM #6
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
08-17-2006, 10:02 PM #7Originally Posted by Wizbit
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