“It’s good everyone is seeing that Zambia are doing gradually better at these Games. It shows the younger players we can do good in other sports because most people only see football in Zambia.”
Mixed doubles player Ogar Siamupangila after putting Zambia 1-0 up against Jamaica. They lost 4-1.
“There were so many people who came to watch (so) we wanted to put a couple of points on the board for England. I’m grateful to them for coming to watch.”
Ben Lane on winning England’s solitary point in the 4-1 Group B defeat to Singapore.
“The standard is really high so we can’t take anyone easy. Just that particular day, we have to make sure every point counts and be alert every time.”
Pusarla V. Sindhu says India cannot afford to switch off if they want to keep their Mixed Team gold.
“It feels good to have won a few matches. We are a new team, some of us have never played before. I have but some of the partnerships are new, including me and Tahlia.”
Jamaican Katherine Wynter grateful for the exposure in Birmingham.
“It gives us a good opportunity to see where we are at. It gives us a lot of homework to go back and think how we can do better.”
Fellow Zambian Elizaberth Chipeleme looks at the positives the experience gave her.
“Being able to share the stage with these players, it’s just a dream. We represented our country well and that’s what I’m proud about.”
Kennie King of Barbados.
“It was something to behold for a small nation in badminton, coming out here and putting on a show against every opponent, including Singapore and England. We’ve garnered a lot of respect from the players, officials, commentators, we’ve been getting a lot of love.”
Shae Michael Martin of Barbados.