Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“One of my dreams is to help women enter the world of sports and support them.”
Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor on what she hopes to do for Guatemalan women.
“I’ve learnt a lot from my losses in Bangkok. You do take away a lot from your mistakes. I came back and started training to iron out my chinks.”
Pusarla V. Sindhu to Olympic Channel on what she picked up from the Asian Leg in January.
“Our mindsets are most important. We can either give up or enjoy playing the game we love.”
“I’ve realised how much I love the game and how much I love to win. I appreciate training more and also just have more fun on the court.”
Swedish Para shuttler Rickard Nilsson to Badminton Europe on what lockdowns taught him.
“I benefited from the prolonged preparation and have already adjusted to a proper form for the Games.”
Shi Yu Qi believes the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a blessing in disguise.
From YONEX Swiss Open 2021:
“On Tuesday I thought maybe I cannot play this tournament because I struggled with my Soleus (lower limb muscle), I thought it could be broken. I was really scared. I gave it a try to see if I can play and ultimately I was able to win the final.”
Carolina Marin reveals to Badminton Europe she almost pulled out of the tournament.
“We are going there and will play one hell of a tournament.”
Kim Astrup tells Badminton Europe the title in Basel has given him confidence for the YONEX All England Open.
“You live and learn and I’ll come back!”