The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“You can control your body with a strong mind, but you can’t control your mind with a strong body.”

Jonatan Christie tells the Olympic Channel he is working on developing his on-court mental strength.

“If I had gone home, I’d be stuck indoors, get lazy, put on weight and become demotivated.”

Para badminton prospect Palak Kohli on why she continued training amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Story here.

“Top pairs understand the importance of a good serve that opponents struggle to return. I always got my points when I served well.”

Jwala Gutta stresses the value of getting the serve right in the doubles category to Indian Express.

“I saw comments I looked like (Korean popstar) Rain and I was like no way! I’m Chan Peng Soon!”

Chan Peng Soon tells the Star he has been getting compliments online after gracing the front cover of a Malaysian magazine.

“What she lacked in raw athletic strength, she more than made up for with great racket skills and the most incredible and astute tactical awareness.”

Gill Clark pays tribute to the recently deceased Karen Beckman, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist with England.

“We wrote a piece of history in our sport on one of the big pages. We’ll never forget this one.”

Russian Vladimir Ivanov recalls upsetting the odds with partner Ivan Sozonov to emerge surprise All England 2016 men’s doubles winners.

“I cannot be honest with myself when I cannot compete with the best players in big tournaments. That is what I play for.”

Jan O Jorgensen reveals to Badminton Europe injuries are pushing him closer to retirement.

“The skills of (Liliyana) Natsir and (Tontowi) Ahmad … the attack and placement of Ahmad, and how Natsir set up the net shot … I remember how joyful I was to play them.”

Cathy Chau Hoi Wah, who retired recently, picks the best opponents of her career. Story here.

“I can see without any problem while playing. I’ve been able to give 100 per cent in practice.”

Kento Momota has fully recovered from the eye injury caused by a road accident early this year.