Badminton is often described as the fastest sport in the Commonwealth Games with the shuttlecock reaching speeds of up to 400km/h.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast Team England competed in six medal events; singles and doubles for men and women, mixed doubles and the mixed team event.

Chris and Gabby Adcock won gold for Team England in the mixed doubles in 2014 where the team won a total of five medals.