The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“After defeating Lin Dan, I didn’t celebrate at all. I just went and shook hands and left. That was the respect I had for him.”

Subhankar Dey explaining his muted celebrations at the SaarLorLux Open in 2018.

“It’ll be nice for all of us to meet again after a long time. My preparation has been good. I’ve been working hard to stay injury free.”

Soniia Cheah is eager to do well at the Asian Leg of the HSBC BWF World Tour 2020 in Bangkok next month.

“They still have the desire to be champions. In fact, the long break has made them even more motivated. They want to win more.”

Herry Iman Pierngadi, coach of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, sounds warning to their rivals ahead of their return. Story here.

“We are a really close-knit team and having that support at really tight points can be the difference, knowing you have the belief of your teammates behind you.”

Ciara Torrance to Badminton Europe after helping Scotland beat Spain 3-2 at the European Mixed Team Championships qualifiers.

“When I compete at home, I give more than 100 per cent of myself to the match and the Thai people.”

Kantaphon Wangcharoen is counting on local support at the YONEX Thailand Open and TOYOTA Thailand Open. Read what other Thai stars said here.

“My goal is to win the best medal, maybe gold. It’s good the Paralympics has been postponed, as I needed more time for practice. Now I’m ready to fight!”

French Para badminton player Meril Loquette is excited to feature at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games next year.

“When I started playing, I wanted to become like Taufik Hidayat. He was someone I really looked up to growing up.”

Chirag Shetty reveals his childhood idol to the Olympic Channel.

“We are so excited to compete in Thailand as we’ll get to show what we’ve improved on in training and one of the areas is our defence.”

Aaron Chia is keen to test himself against the world’s best pairs next month. Story here.