The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“I’m definitely in the race. I want to do well and I’m working hard for that.”

Saina Nehwal has not given up on qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“I have a ‘phobia’ of bananas! They’re the worst!”

Lauren Smith to Badminton Europe when asked a fun fact about herself.

“Given the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that we reach out and support our Member Associations.”

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer, following the release of funds to Member Associations under the BWF Membership Grants Programme. Story here.

“Being a singles player, he’s so good at court coverage. There were few times where I missed the shuttle and he was there to cover for me.”

Lai Pei Jing sings Lee Zii Jia, her doubles partner at last week’s Badminton Association of Malaysia’s Mixed Team Championships, praises.

“Tai Tzu Ying, for her elegance, movement and skill.”

Miranda Wilson tells Badminton Europe why she idolises the Chinese Taipei star.

“Marcus and Chris took the title at the DANISA Denmark Open 2020. It was good for English badminton to have champions and finalists out in Denmark.”

Nathan Robertson remains optimistic about badminton in his country. Read the interview with the ex-world champion here.

“He was legendary and so passionate. He has been an inspiration for all across the sports disciplines.”

Pullela Gopichand pays tribute to football legend Diego Maradona who died last week.