Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“The dream is to help kids realise theirs.”
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon on why he opened a badminton academy.
“I have not seen my wife and kids since December. I miss them. But this is a sacrifice and I hope we get to make the best out of it.”
Aaron Chia, when in quarantine in Kuala Lumpur upon returning from the Asian Leg in Bangkok.
“The debut of Para badminton at the Tokyo Paralympic Games remains a key milestone for us, and BWF is committed to ensuring an inspirational first appearance on the Paralympics programme.”
BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund on the release of 2021 Para badminton calendar. Story here.
“She has thought me a lot of skill, technique and also about my mentality. If you give up you can’t win, but if you fight, you have a chance to win.”
“He showed massive improvement in Bangkok after the last closed doors training camp and we are confident he can do even better if he can keep focused.”
“I ask for some space to correct the situation. We can’t make a U-turn. All world champions have also gone through a slump in their careers.”
Wong Choong Hann convinced Lee Zii Jia’s poor outing in Bangkok is a temporary blip.
“The shuttlecock sets it apart from all sports.”
Erik Betancourt Luna, Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Mexico, on why badminton is special. Read his story.
“I am only trying to improve the fitness and (look after) my injuries and look forward to do well in competitions.”
Saina Nehwal has made returning to top shape her main priority in 2021.