The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“Momota isn’t the only rival. There are still many good players. I don’t see it as an advantage.”

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting does not believe winning Yonex All England Open 2020 becomes easier with Kento Momota’s absence.

“One gold medal is missing, so definitely I’ll work hard for that. I know it’s not going to be easy.”

World champ Pusarla V. Sindhu on her Olympic dream. She lost the Rio 2016 final to Carolina Marin.

“The IOC remains fully committed to the success of the Olympic Games. I encourage all athletes to prepare for the Games with full steam.”

IOC President Thomas Bach allaying fears of Tokyo 2020 cancellation following the Covid-19 outbreak. Story here.

“The level is just crazy now, I look and think ‘good luck with it!’ It’s so fast, mixed doubles are very different, it’s not like tennis, it’s an advanced event.”

Retired British mixed doubles player Gail Emms on how her discipline has evolved over the years.

“There were times when my spirit was almost broken.”

Kento Momota recalling how he felt in the weeks after his car crash in Kuala Lumpur. Story here.

“We hope to beat them at the perfect time.”

Mohammad Ahsan confident he and partner Hendra Setiawan will soon end their 10-match losing streak to fellow Indonesians Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. Story here.

“Everyone playing Para sports is the winner.”

Shuttler Manasi Joshi after being named Para athlete of the Year at the Times of India Sports Awards.