Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“This title means a lot to both of us. We saw it as a huge motivation, it showed we have what it takes to compete with the best shuttlers.”
“We were equals figuring out our Olympic journey. Ours is a special bond we will share for a lifetime.”
“Last time it was just me who went, but this time we have both qualified. We got one boy, one girl.”
“No matter how my status changes, I will always be committed to the development and promotion of badminton.”
“Winning an Olympic or World Championships gold is a dream for most athletes. That Zhao achieved a double at an Olympics and two World Championships is an incredible achievement.”
BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer hailing Zhao’s inclusion into the BWF Hall of Fame.
“If we were 22 or 23 years old, we would be challenging for a lot of titles.”
“They had a fantastic tournament last week, but so did we. It will be a good match from the start.”
“I’m still Syrian, and also Dutch. I’ve got used to living here and it’s given me a lot of stability in life.”
“I’ll try to do the same if I win here.”
Viktor Axelsen promises to carry daughter Vega onto the Malaysia Open podium just like he did in Indonesia.
“It’s a huge recognition for Malaysian badminton.”
Badminton Association of Malaysia President Norza Zakaria on Malaysia Open’s elevation to a Super 1000 event on the HSBC BWF World Tour.
“Badminton unites us as Indonesians. When I watch badminton, I feel like all of us Indonesians are supporting the country.”
Read the story of ardent fan Penny here.
“In Indonesia, we saw how fans lifted their players. We are looking forward to the same here.”
Thinaah Muralitharan urges fans to create an atmosphere to remember during the Malaysia Open at Axiata Arena.