The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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


“We are very good friends, when one of us is struggling, we pick each other back up. That’s what good partners do. We’ve learnt over the years, which is why we are still able to, even at tough times, produce good results. You just have to find a way sometimes when you are losing.”

Ben Lane on how his relationship with Sean Vendy has been key to their success as a pair.

“I had four championship chances but unfortunately couldn’t catch it. I need to learn this lesson, I need to be better next time.”

A disappointed Chou Tien after his final loss to compatriot Lin Chun Yi.

“Every athlete gets old. It’s a natural cycle, so this isn’t a goal of mine. I just want to compete against the world’s top players, do things right and have the proper mindset. Good results will follow.”

Replacing Chou as Chinese Taipei’s No.1 is not high on Lin’s agenda.

“I dedicate this title to my late father because he really wanted to see me win. In the future, I want to win at a higher level.”

Lanny Tria Mayasari after acing women’s doubles with Ribka Sugiarto.


“Always fight for your dreams, despite the challenges. Get stronger along the way and be proud of your position in sports by contributing to inspire future generations.”

BWF line judge Florencia Biracouritz’s message to female in sports.

“He’s just so calming, he’s so respectful of everything you have to say, because nothing you say can be wrong. It’s about your own feelings.”

Kirsty Gilmour on working with sports psychologist Misha Botting.

“The sport has surely evolved, but I wouldn’t compare it. Badminton is very fast today, but the fundamentals remain the same.”

Tan Boon Heong, former world No.1 in men’s doubles, on the sport’s evolution.

“Badminton taught me to persevere and push through difficult circumstances. Now, as a coach, it gives me the opportunity to share my passion with the next generation.”

Former Olympian Eva Lee, on using her experience when coaching junior players in the USA.