The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“Being honest, I’m not too confident. I haven’t been able to compete against foreign players. There are a lot of question marks.”

Top seed Kento Momota admits feeling uncertain ahead of the YONEX All England Open 2021.

“If everyone saw our matches at Swiss Open, they’d know our level is really high, so once we get going we feel unstoppable.”

Anders Skaarup Rasmussen confident of doing well in Birmingham. Story here.

“I went every year to watch. I’m very excited to play for sure.”

Jordan Hart excited to realise her lifelong dream of competing at All England. Story here.

“Their game was too easily read by opponents. They didn’t dare to change and lost.”

Coach Nova Widianto explaining Hafiz Faizal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja’s shock first round exit at YONEX Swiss Open 2021.

“This is an important step towards ensuring that umpiring becomes a viable career.”

BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer on the appointment of the sport’s first batch of semi-pro umpires. Story here.

“I’ve been there and done that. I’ve experienced losing confidence before finding my way to overcome pressure and regain form. I hope he learns how to lift the weight off his shoulders.”

Lee Chong Wei symphatises with Lee Zii Jia following his recent dip in form.

“If they are not in the top five in the world, I’m doing a sh** job.”

Baptiste Careme believes Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue can be the best. Story here.

“People who have always supported me. That’s the most beautiful thing, that family one makes.”

South American junior champion Juliana Giraldo on the best thing badminton has given her.

“No athlete should feel contented at becoming champions just once. We need to stay consistent and continue winning more.”

Pearly Tan hungry for more success after winning in Basel.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“Girls must connect with the female players of today. It needs to be in their faces. Badminton is a sport that can create so many opportunities for anyone.”

Kaity Hall. Story here.

“There are people out there who say female athletes aren’t ‘that strong or powerful’, but we can achieve things and rule the world.”

Pusarla V. Sindhu. Story here.

“I got into coaching to not be told things like: ‘There’s no place for women’. I really wanted to set an example.”

Wong Pei Tty. Story here.