The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“He didn’t win the majors but I still see him as a great and well-rounded player. One of the legends for badminton.”

Taufik Hidayat on Lee Chong Wei.

“I decided to give my board exams a miss (in 2020) to participate at the Peru and Brazil Para Badminton International tournaments.”

Find out why Palak Kohli put career before studies.

“I’m extremely proud Ukraine is hosting such a big event. It’s always a pleasure to play at home.”

Anna Mikhalkova tells Badminton Europe why this year’s European Championships is extra special.

“I still feel like I have good badminton in me for four or five years.”

Kidambi Srikanth does not see himself hanging up the racket any time soon.

“We’ll get a chance to train harder and regain our rhythm before the Malaysia and Singapore Open.”

Goh Liu Ying sees the India Open postponement as a blessing in disguise for her and partner Chan Peng Soon.

“I’m not only here in Kyiv to take part. I’m here to compete.”

Felix Burestedt tells Badminton Europe he means business at the European Championships.

“Wherever I go, I give it everything I’ve got. If I don’t like it, I walk away – that’s my philosophy.”

Read our special interview with Kim Ji Hyun here.

“My dream of wearing the national jersey came true. Now I want to qualify for the Olympics, which I’ve been wanting since I saw Lee Chong Wei at London 2012.”

Bangladesh national champion Gourab Singha is keen on emulating his childhood idol.

“Our biggest opponent is ourselves.”

Stefani Stoeva to Badminton Europe on how confident she and sister Gabriela are for the European Championships.