Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
“I have learnt from mistakes and will bring back my best performance for the next tournaments. Aiming for world No.2 by year end.”
Lee Zii Jia determined to pick up ranking points at the Denmark and French Opens.
“We have possibly the world’s biggest database of Para badminton players, and we are adding around 50 every year.”
Coach Gaurav Khanna on India’s strength in the sport. Story here.
“You have to work extra hard to go top again.”
Mohammad Ahsan’s message to compatriots Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, who lost their world No.1 spot last week.
“He’s the first player I watched on television. His humbleness, hard work and the way he plays and moves around the court so smoothly is amazing.”
Bhutanese youngster Anish Gurung on why he idolises Lee Chong Wei.
“It still doesn’t feel real, it’s an indescribable emotion. I’m proud to win the medal for Portugal, it’s ours.”
Tiago Berenguer to Badminton Europe after becoming the European Under-15 men’s singles champion.
“I had never done sport before discovering badminton.”
Read Wallis and Futuna Shuttle Time National Coordinator Carolina Brial’s story here.
“India has produced some quality women’s singles players. Many people say my fingers are of Indian heritage and can help my small hidden skills and disguised shots.”
Indian-born 20-year-old Hong Kong shuttler Saloni Samirbhai Mehta.