Anthropometry and Physical Characteristics of Indian Badminton Players

Kavanashri N.M
ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
Keren Susan Cherian
National Sports University, Imphal, Manipur, India
Sudip Ghosh
ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
Venkata Ramana Yagnambhat
ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India

Published 30-12-2023


  • Badminton,
  • BMI,
  • FFM,
  • Body density,
  • Anthropometry

How to Cite

N.M, K., Cherian, K. S., Ghosh, S., & Yagnambhat, V. R. (2023). Anthropometry and Physical Characteristics of Indian Badminton Players. International Journal of Kinanthropometry, 3(2), 78–83.



Introduction: Badminton is a fast-paced racket sport characterized by high-intensity intermittent actions interspersed with rest intervals. The role of anthropometry is critical in assessing athletes since the physique, body composition, physical growth, and ones motor development are fundamental for optimal performance. Methods: 32 badminton players' anthropometry data was collected using ISAK protocol. Fat and fat free mass percentages were calculated using existing formulas. Results: Significant differences were observed across gender in body surface area, body density, fat mass, and fat free mass values. Body surface area, body density, and fat free mass and percentages are higher in male players and fat percentage and fat mass values are higher in female players. Conclusion: The average height of Indian players is less compared to other international players, whereas the fat percentage of both male and female players is relatively higher.


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