The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“We are always grateful whatever the circumstances. If we are at the bottom, we must know how to get up.”

Fajar Alfian following the YONEX Swiss Open 2022 win, his first title in two years with Muhammad Rian Ardianto.

“Long journey ahead for him to learn from mistakes. He’s not the only defending champion to lose.”

Lee Chong Wei believes Lee Zii Jia losing his All England crown will make him a better player.

“Badminton has defined most of what I am today. It has shaped me, taught me, grounded me and shown me what dreaming big can do.”

Ajay Jayaram’s retirement post on his social media accounts.

“Badminton gives me a kick, gives me a purpose in life. I get up in the morning and think ‘Gosh I’m going to be playing badminton today’.”

Colin Bedford, at 85 England’s oldest badminton coach, tells the BBC how the sport keeps him going.

“Gender does not define us. We have to be persistent, not lower our heads, must believe who we are and move forward for what we want.”

Pan Am Certified umpire Irma Villalpando’s strong message to women.

“I’m enjoying a lot and I feel like a badminton player again.”

Carolina Marin during the press conference announcing her return from injury.

“I can get a certificate any time. There’s a time limit to sports and a shorter lifespan, so if you miss it, you miss it.”

World champion Loh Kean Yew has put education on the backburner until his career is over.

“His ability to make tactical changes during the game has been stupendous. He has a good presence of mind and knows when to attack, when to defend or when to indulge in a rally.”

Former Indian shuttler Trupti Murgunde on her up-and-coming compatriot Lakshya Sen.

“Fight for your dreams. Fight for everything you want. Everything is possible. Sometimes you set limits yourself that don’t really exist.”

Guatemalan Olympian Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor on why the word give up is not in her dictionary.