The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes
Nothing went right for Zheng Si Wei and Huang Yaqiong.

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

“Defending the top position is harder than fighting for it.”

Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong admit to Olympic Channel keeping their world No.1 spot is a real challenge.

“Medical science has come a long way in dealing with Parkinson’s disease, and I feel very little impact of the disease in all areas of my day to day life.”

BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer is focused on leading the federation despite his medical condition. More here.

“The Olympics is my greatest priority now because qualification can be best assured with enough training. I want to be at the Olympics to make a bold statement.”

Nigeria’s Godwin Olofua tells the Eagle Online his Tokyo 2020 quest is non-negotiable.

“We cannot compare at this point. He only started playing first singles at last year’s Sudirman Cup.”

Malaysia coach Hendrawan feels comparing Lee Zii Jia to Lee Chong Wei would be unfair.

“I’m using this new skill only to get better at badminton.”

Manasi Joshi is using the prolonged spell without competition to master a new running blade.

“We had a five-minute break, but I couldn’t get anywhere with all those spectators!”

Kenneth Jonassen recalls his 2004 Thomas Cup experience in Jakarta. Story here.