The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“I will continue playing badminton as long as my body likes it.”

Saina Nehwal has no plans to quit just yet.

“Maybe we used to only have plan A or B, but now we want more to get ahead of the opponent.”

Tan Pearly wants to be less predictable on court.

“I remember the electric atmosphere, especially during my semifinal against Loh Kean Yew. I can’t wait to be a part of it again.”

Defending champion Anthony Sinisuka Ginting looking forward to returning to the Singapore Open in June.

“Even if out of 1,000 people you are the only person who loves that thing, if you keep loving it and keep doing that thing you are good at, then that’s your passion.”

Canadian Para badminton star Rishav Sharma describes how he became a pro.

“Although I’m an athlete, I also want to become a better human being.”

He Bing Jiao has an interesting story. Read about it here.

“When I feel stressed, I make a list of things I’d like to get done and tick them off one by one. It could be something as small as ‘take my dog for a walk’. Each tick makes me feel more relaxed.”

Welsh player Jordan Harton how she deals with stress.


“I’m happy with my performance, but there’s still scope for improvement.”

Pramod Bhagat, who won a gold and a silver in Sao Paulo, is after perfection.

“From now it will be more difficult for me because the Paralympic qualifying period has started. All the players will work harder and analyse my game, so I need to keep my form.”

Cheah Liek Hou after winning the competition for the third straight time.

“It was a solid performance. To lose to the world No.1 is nothing to be ashamed of.”

England head coach Rich Morris lauding Krysten Coombs’ efforts following his semifinal defeat to Chu Man Kai.