The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“From my own experiences, I can say that no matter what you are chasing, whether in sports or education, be prepared for the worst if you want to succeed.”

Aaron Chia’s advice to youths who aspire to become successful athletes.

“My hope is to become the No.1 player in Mauritius then qualify for the 2028 Olympics.”

Khemtish Nundah, 17, after helping his country become Under-19 African champions.

“Through this sport I feel I can do anything despite my disability. Getting involved and giving it a try is what I can say to encourage others. You never know until you get involved.”

Papua New Guinean Para shuttler Danny Ten, who is actively promoting disability inclusion through badminton.

“I hope us winning the Korea Open and achieving this career high (world No.6) is the perfect parting gift for her. This is for you coach.”

Lai Pei Jing pays tribute to her outgoing coach Chin Eei Hui.

“It’s a big victory for us. The players are living in different countries because of the war and I’m in Ukraine.”

Ukraine coach Vladislav Druzchenko to Badminton Europe after their 2023 European Mixed Team Championships Qualification win over Spain.

“I was surprised! The coach texted me to ask if I was ready to play singles and I said I’ll do whatever you say.”

Stefani Stoeva on playing women’s singles in the qualifiers.

“I’ve played against him for many years. Now he’s different, especially in mental strength. He knows what he wants.”

Wong Wing Ki Vincent on Viktor Axelsen’s evolution. Read Wong’s story here.

“I’ve played some of my absolute best badminton this year. And even the matches I lost I wouldn’t say I played badly.”

Kirsty Gilmour is happy with how her season panned out.