The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“You can be six or four feet tall and still be the best in the world.”

Rachel Honderich on why more women should pick up badminton.

“Just by looking at each other we can figure out what we need to do to win.”

Para shuttler Faustine Noel on her partnership with Lucas Mazur. Read their interview here.

“I’m glad I’ll be running on court and not sitting on a plane.”

Katerina Tomalova to Badminton Europe after her first round win at Orleans Masters over Amalie Schulz.

“If Zii Jia can play like this at the Olympics, then he’s surely a contender for a medal.”

Lee Chong Wei to New Straits Times after his countryman won YONEX All England Open 2021.

“He wanted us to see it (on video) because he cannot bring it home. His name, however, will be engraved on the trophy as a winner.”

Lee Zii Jia’s proud mother Leow Siet Peng following his exploits in Birmingham.

“We’re not all born with coaching knowledge, the great coaches are great learners who are constantly filling up their toolkits, and to always be learning is to always be improving.”

Jeff Tho, National Senior Coach at Badminton Australia on his mantra.

“Of course there are tournaments we’d like to win, but I’d sacrifice those to get to the Olympics.”

Sam Magee desperate to emulate elder sister Chloe in qualifying for an Olympic Games. Story here.

“It was fun in childhood, challenging as a national junior player. Now it’s a lifestyle, it’s everything.”

Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Bangladesh Nikhil Chandra Dhar recounts his badminton journey. Full story here.

“We could have won but just unlucky in the end. We were working for this from the lockdown.”

Krishna Prasad Garaga following the men’s doubles final loss at the Orleans Masters.