The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“What sports have given me I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.”

Carolina Marin grateful for a career she loves.

“No greater thing than to be able to play, participate and develop the sport which also contributes to the community.”

Shuttle Time National Coordinator of Aruba Su Ying Lau on her passion.

“Besides studies, I also wanted her to be good in music and dancing. But she could not detach herself from badminton.”

The father of teenage Nepalese shuttler Rasila Maharjan about her obsession with the sport.

“Of course, (Loh) Kean Yew and (Yeo) Jia Min are the primary focus for the 2024 Olympics, but there are also other players who can challenge for these positions.”

Kelvin Ho upon being appointed Singapore’s singles coach.

“I‘ve stopped keeping tabs on sacrifices and started looking at the positives – badminton has given me many opportunities and special experiences that other career pathways can’t.”

Six-time Oceania women’s singles champion Hsuan-yu Wendy Chen on her outlook now.


“I have to fix his way of thinking because in training when there are bad shots, he’s immediately affected. And that’s what makes him not believe in his abilities.”

Coach Irwansyah promises to address Anthony Sinisuka Ginting’s problems.

“I could see (Pornpawee) Chochuwong had reached her physical limit. I sensed it was my chance and created situations so she had to run a little more.”

An Seyoung explains how she closed out her women’s singles final.

“Actually I was really tired but that’s not an excuse, all the players felt it too.”

Jonatan Christie being honest after losing the men’s singles final to Weng Hong Yang.

“I want to thank (Lai) Pei Jing for being brilliant throughout the week, so much so that we did not even drop a game.”

Tan Kian Meng pays tribute to his mixed doubles partner following their title win.