Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“He’s an Olympic champion … how many times can you train with an Olympic champion?”
“Everyone at the school is extremely proud of Dan. He’s a really lovely chap and he has already been in touch with our PE department to ask if he can come back and show us his medal.”
Neil Spurdell, head teacher of Sheldon School, where Paralympic silver medallist Daniel Bethell studied.
“We may field not only ‘the usual suspects’ but also new faces to gain championship experience.”
Denmark coach Kenneth Jonassen hints at experimenting at the TotalEnergies Sudirman Cup Finals 2021 in Vantaa, Finland.
“This is the responsibility he needs to shoulder because he’s the nation’s No.1. Being the first into battle, he’s the leader of the team and his duty is to get the first point at all costs.”
“At the Paralympics, getting bronze means everything. If you get fourth no one will remember you, so the stress is so much more.”
Ho Yuen Chan on why he initially struggled with pressure before winning the men’s singles WH2 bronze at Tokyo 2020.
“There’s nothing bad about badminton! I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to play and how easy it is to get a fantastic full-body workout out of it.”
Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan on Instagram.
“To see that very first shuttle served at the Paralympics is something I will treasure forever.”
BWF President Poul Erik-Hoyer was a proud man at the Yoyogi National Stadium.
“Some guys say I have the talent. I know but I train everyday with seniors and I just want to be better everyday.”
Newly-crowned European under-17 men’s singles champion Alex Lanier to Badminton Europe.