The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“I’m pretty pumped. It still doesn’t feel like it’s happened. Just from all the emotions and rollercoaster of waiting. Now that I’ve found out I’ve made the Paralympics, it just feels amazing to accomplish what I’ve dreamed of.”

Miles Krajewski on making the cut for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

“We are preparing well and will try to give a good account.”

Uganda’s coach William Kabindi on how they plan to approach the Uber Cup.

“We’ve never won the Indonesia Open, it’s definitely one of our targets this year because the points will help with seeding at the Olympics. We want to be among the top four in Paris.”

Fajar Alfian eyeing two birds with one stone.

“She’s got more audacious and now throws challenges at coaches who are tired after multiple sessions, to a game. She’ll say ‘If I win treat me to chocolate truffle pastry’.”

Kusumm Singh, coach of India’s rising star Anmol Kharb, on how recent positive results have made her hungrier.

“We feel like it’s been coming for a while. Every day we are consistent in our training and we are always giving our best. So we knew one day it had to happen for us.”

Sean Vendy on how it all came together at the Swiss Open for him and Ben Lane.

“I’m over the moon, it was the best day ever! I was so excited to meet my idol and I got her signature and photo!”

Eight-year-old Alice Wu, Team GB’s ‘mini mascot’ for the Paris 2024 Olympics, on meeting Akane Yamaguchi at the All England.

“I need to wash the clothes with my own hands. It’s not as glamorous as it seems.”

Loh Kean Yew joking about one of his main routines while travelling around the world for tournaments.

“To say it’s a warm-up is not right. If there’s a chance to do well, we will grab it.”

Chen Tang Jie on how seriously he takes the Badminton Asia Championships.