The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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


“This is the reward for their hard work. These are extraordinary players, very disciplined and they also respect me as a coach. Very touched, very proud.”

Men’s singles coach Irwansyah after the all-Indonesian final between his charges Jonatan Christie and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo.

“This is how I am. I’m a determined player and this is what I want to show on court. I’m eager to keep improving myself.”

Carolina Marin about her on-court persona.

“We had a good lead in the second game but didn’t capitalise. We need to learn from this and come back stronger.”

Thinaah Muralitharan after letting slip a 17-14 lead to lose 21-19 to Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota in the semis.

“My immediate target is to win a tournament and then take it from there. I want to keep trying until I can see the results.”

Kento Momota stays upbeat after his opening round exit.

“I’ve been tired from the first match. But I’m learning to persevere and tell myself to keep pushing because I want to win at my second Olympic Games.”

An Se Young driven by a significant goal.

“This is my first title above the Super 300 level. I lost many big finals in the last three-four years. It was hard but I kept the faith.”

Christie relieved after finally winning a Super 500 event.

“When I first paired up with her, I was quite surprised and nervous as she’s an Olympic gold medallist. Now I’m happy to win this.”

Feng Yan Zhe overjoyed after picking up his first senior title at his fifth tournament with Huang Dong Ping.


“I couldn’t imagine one day I’d be standing there. I made it. Even now I feel like I’m still dreaming.”

Goh Liu Ying on what winning the Rio 2016 Olympic silver means.