Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“We had to come together as friends, before we could come together as athletes and ultimately partners.”
“After winning the All England title, I knew what it took to triumph at the international level.”
India coach Pullela Gopichand looks back at his 2001 success in Birmingham as his career’s turning point.
“I’ve been thinking about how to improve myself, my character and thoughts. There’s more time to pray and feel closer to God.”
“He is improving and is a strong opponent. I definitely see him as a top rival.”
“I needed to change his style to suit a singles game because Cheah was a doubles specialist.”
Rashid Sidek on how he whipped Cheah Liek Hou into shape. Story here.
“When I see somebody training, and I’m not playing badminton on court, I feel upset.”
“Our goal is the gold medal.”
With Chen Yu Fei’s arrival, China coach Luo Yigang is serious about winning the women’s singles title at next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics.