The Week in Quotes
Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik.

The Week in Quotes

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

“We want to be the first, the first ones ever to get the gold medal.”

Aaron Chia desperate to end Malaysia’s wait for an Olympic champion.

“His death is the inspiration behind my success story.”

Mariam Eniola Bolaji reveals she used the memory of her late coach Bello Rafiu Oyebanji to win the Spanish Para Badminton International 2021. Read her story here.

“Standing on the podium with a gold medal around your neck is undoubtedly a feeling I never forgot and will always look back on with pride.”

Chris Adcock upon announcing his retirement last week.

“After graduating I’ll enter a new profession. I’ll continue to work hard and move forward.”

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Zhao Yunlei is now a PhD holder.

“We are at the point where you don’t really need to know exactly what your partner is going to do, you just know instinctively what is going to happen.”

Adam Hall on his new men’s doubles partnership with Dane Frederik SØgaard.

“It gives a big boost to the sport and more and more physically challenged people will take it up. For me it’s a big deal.”

Manasi Joshi on what badminton’s Paralympics debut means to her.

“Her school marks are not too bad, but she wants to become a professional. She made that decision when she was 16.”

Read the story of 17-year-old Pan Am Championships 2021 silver medallist Rachel Chan.

“My biggest inspiration is Kobe Bryant. It’s the way he approaches the game, not only in the aspect of a pro-athlete but also as a human.”

Yonathan Levit tells Badminton Europe why he looks up to the late NBA star.