The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“Talking about it still doesn’t feel very good. It’s not often the Asian Games is held in your country.”

Fajar Alfian tells CNN about how losing the 2018 Asian Games final to compatriots Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo was a missed opportunity.

“I’m not going to Denmark thinking the points don’t count. Whether they count or not, I still want to win.”

Kidambi Srikanth is looking forward to competing at the DANISA Denmark Open 2020.

“Because she breaks traditions (Asian dominance in the world or Danish in Europe). She carries such a message only a few people do.”

Mariya Mitsova to Badminton Europe on why Carolina Marin is her all-time favourite player.

“We are here for the players and we’re trying our best to get tournaments up and running.”

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer reiterates the body’s commitment towards athletes. Read here.

“We must adopt the attitude there’s no idea that is too wild and no dream that cannot come true.”

Singapore Badminton President Lawrence Leow wants to capture an Olympic medal by 2028.

“We are opponents on the court and friends off-court. The result of the court will not affect our normal life.”

Huang Ya Qiong tells the Olympic Channel about her friendship with rival Sapsiree Taerattanachai.

“Icing is a great way to aid recovery and get your body ready for more badminton, which can only be a good thing!”

Lauren Smith blogs about the benefits of ice baths.

“Anybody can play badminton – all you need is a racket and can-do attitude!”

Read Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Wales Genevieve Cutter’s story here.

“They have a really strong team when it comes to the Thomas Cup, Uber Cup or other team events. They also have very good individual players.”

Lakshya Sen on why he thinks Indonesia are the best when it comes to producing champion players.