Hitting speeds

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  • Badminton Malaysia’s Tan Boon Hoeng hit a badminton shuttle 493 km/h
  • American Maurice Allen drove a golf ball 339.6 km/h
  • The Jai Alai pelota is 3/4 the size of a baseball and harder than a golf ball and has been recorded at 302 km/h
  • Australian Cameron Pilley has hit a squash ball 281.6 km/h
  • Samuel Groth from Australia hit a 263.4 km/h tennis serve.
  • Ronny Heberson the Brazilian football player hit a rocket of a free kick at 131 mph (210.8 km/h)
  • Not quite hitting but Nolan Ryan threw the fastest ever recorded pitch at 108.1 mph (174.0 km/h)
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