The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

Let’s see who said what in the badminton world over the past week.

“We could be a powerhouse and all of us working together can make it happen for our country.”

India head coach Pullela Gopichand on why he intends to mentor coaches post Tokyo 2020.

“As she matures, she will realise and listen to her body and line that up with her expectations.”

Badminton Association of Malaysia coaching director Wong Choong Hann tells New Straits Times a frustrated Goh Jin Wei should take her injury comeback slow.

“I was patient in winning one rally at a time and this was how I triumphed.”

Pornpawee Chochuwong after beating home favourite Carolina Marin in the Barcelona Spain Masters women’s singles final for her first BWF World Tour title.

“When you focus on things that are out of your control, this is the outcome you get.”

Marin, who spent most of the week at her hospitalised father’s bedside after he injured his head during an accident at home.

“It’s not often that you get a chance to celebrate a win like this. You get ecstatic and the feelings just come out.”

Anders Skaarup Rasmussen explaining his extravagant celebratory jig after winning the men’s doubles final.


“I started thinking about life after badminton and was prepared to go. But (new partner) Apriyani Rahayu was a spirited and positive person. So, I thought I was fated to continue.”

Greysia Polii revealing to Bolasport she almost retired after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games following injury to partner Nitya Krishinda Maheswari.

“It’s a journey I started with my mum, and I lost her four months ago. I hope I can finish it on my own now.”

Dutch Para badminton player Megan Hollander on the significance of making the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Story here.