The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

Who said what in the badminton world over the past week?

“We are gearing up to be ready to start competition as soon as possible.”

BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund confirms a revamped tournament calendar for 2020 can be expected soon.

“I’m really missing the on-court badminton element. Badminton is a sport that can’t be replicated any other way, other than actually playing.”

Kirsty Gilmour tells the BBC she cannot wait to get back to playing in competitions.

“Two boys and two girls, that’s enough to form two mixed doubles pairings.”

Olympic silver medallist Chan Peng Soon upon welcoming his new-born daughter Leah.


“Parents are the most important part of an athlete’s success as they understand the psyche of a child better than the others.”

Pusarla V. Sindhu reveals she spends a lot of time analysing matches with her father to plan strategies.

“I like both disciplines. There are only a few players excelling in both, Yuta Watanabe and Seo Seung Jae for example. So, it’s possible but a very tough task.”

Robin Tabeling confident he can continue being effective in men’s and mixed doubles.

“I’m in the process of composing some songs. As soon as this quarantine is over, I will go to a studio and record it.”

USA teenager Lauren Lam has been keeping busy at home. Story here.

“If I can get through this, it’s going to help me mentally get a lot stronger.”

Nyl Yakura prefers to look at the positives of being away from competitions. Story here.

“Badminton has touched my life in ways I can’t explain. Badminton is the miracle in my life.”

Nigeria’s Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori on why he chose badminton as his career.