The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“No matter what, I will fight until the end because I am Tai Tzu Ying and I will never quit.”

Tai Tzu Ying’s post on Instagram before leaving to Thailand for the Asian Leg tournaments.

“We’ve put in some of our best performances in Thailand. We are capable of making new memories in Bangkok.”

Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith see Bangkok as their happy hunting ground. Story here.

“This bubble competition will be the safest in the world.”

Badminton Association of Thailand President Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul assuring athletes they need not worry about their safety at the tournaments in Bangkok.

“My target is to regain the ‘tournament feeling’ after not competing in any international championship for so long.”

Goh Liu Ying aims to use the Thailand Opens to recapture her top form.

“I didn’t even do anything cool. I wish I could say I had dived or twisted.”

Kirsty Gilmour to BBC Scotland when talking about her foot injury, which has ruled her out of the Bangkok events.

“Pullela Gopichand has really done well, he has produced world class badminton players, every coach should look up to him.”

Indian athletics great Milkha Singh wants Pullela Gopichand to be used as a benchmark when it comes to nurturing athletes.

“We’ve pulled together as much as possible as a team, coming up with fun and exciting ways to keep that sense of a group all working together.”

Britain’s Para badminton head coach Richard Morris on how he has kept the team motivated without tournaments.

“He’s capable of beating anyone, I’m certain about that.”

Lee Chong Wei believes it is only a matter of time before Lee Zii Jia establishes himself as one of the world’s best.