Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“Victory doesn’t always go to the stronger or the fastest person. It ultimately goes to the stronger mind and the tougher spirit.’’
Pullela Gopichand on his reason for launching a meditation app.
“I’m nervous but I’m really looking forward to it.”
“To get the sport growing and try and get eyes on badminton is always a big thing.”
England coach Rajiv Ouseph is eager to see the sport broadcast more on TV.
“Going to the Olympics is something special, but being on the podium alongside Sam after winning a medal stands out by a long way.”
Chloe Magee tells the BCC why winning bronze with her brother at the 2017 European Championships is a special achievement.
“I’ll give it my absolute best. My 100 per cent and hope for that gold medal.”
“On our day we can take on anyone. There’s no one we need to be frightened of!”
“The tournaments have to go on and players are ready to move on. I believe with all the preparation over the last few months, good quality matches are on the cards.”
Wong Choong Hann expects the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020 tournaments in Thailand next month to be top class.
“Hitting more smashes, being more aggressive, that’s my game. These are the things I really want to work on.”
Kidambi Srikanth has a clear game plan for next year’s Olympic Games in Japan.