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Many think that elite athletes like me are taken care of. But that is not true, only a few like Sindhu are looked after well.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it's completely different.
If I lose a match, I don't get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
I stopped playing mixed doubles and there is no result in mixed doubles. I was world number six. People who are talking about me and my performance and questioning my career and my achievements, where is the next mixed doubles pair, please show it to me. I would like to know.
Being a player, I am supposed to train and practice and only think about my game, what I have to develop and what weaknesses I have to take care of.
I don't expect people to understand, but as players who love the sport and have constantly been thrown a rock at by our association and now the Govt, there is only so much one can take.
Consistency is most important in international level and once you have it, you become a different player.
Unlike badminton playing major nations of the world, we never had a specialist doubles coach and so the discipline remained neglected.
I don't court controversies, but when I state facts, which are hard to digest for male-dominated authorities, they call them squabble.
I have fought back. From not being allowed to play, I have now qualified for Olympics in two events, it is satisfying. I feel proud.
Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie

When I left Bristol City for Palace, I just wanted to be playing football. I didn’t care about the money I was getting or anything. I just wanted to play because I’ve always been like that, that’s just my character.

Will Poulter

Will Poulter

I just felt that I might to go to university and get some real life. It wasn’t stimulating in the same way. I loved being at Bristol, but I missed the thrill of being on set.

Will Poulter

Will Poulter

Somehow I got a place at Bristol University. I’m still waiting for the phone call to say that they made a mistake and got the wrong person.

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

In January 1962, when I was the author of one and a half unperformed plays, I attended a student production of ‘The Birthday Party’ at the Victoria Rooms in Bristol. Just before it began, I realised that Harold Pinter was sitting in front of me.

Tricky

Tricky

If I’d lived in Bristol, I’d probably be doing building site stuff, plastering. Probably not the plastering. It would have been mixing. I could always get work from friends who did construction. But I wasn’t into getting up at seven in the morning.

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings

I do speak to a few people in non-league. There are a few people in Bristol where my family is based that I used to play with at Yate.

Tricky

Tricky

I was never part of the Bristol scene. My sound was a Knowle West sound. Massive Attack wouldn’t come to my area because they know they’d have got beaten up there.

Tricky

Tricky

I grew up in a mixed-race family in Bristol. My cousin was this white guy who was interested in Parliament, Marc Bolan, Bowie. His friends were football thugs and while I was getting ready for bed, they’d be listening to all that music. When I was older, I’d go to a Jamaican sound system and there were no white people.

Tricky

Tricky

I’d love to be part Apache Indian. But I’m from Bristol. No Apaches there mate.

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

When I was a reporter in Bristol, which I was between the years 1954 and 1960, the newspaper would get tickets for whoever showed up to play a gig at the big hall down the road, so I saw some wonderful people. The Everly Brothers, for example.

Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith

Drama at Bristol was an academic course: you were judged on your A-levels, and there were no auditions. I did a BA General degree.

Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham

As soon as I stepped into Bristol City, I felt like I was really welcomed very well, and I felt that from the very beginning.

Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant

John Cleese was a big hero of mine. He grew up in Weston Super Mare near Bristol where I grew up; he was always very tall and gangly, but he was smart and used his physicality in a very funny way. I used to think, ‘Well he came from Weston and he did it, so there’s a chance for me.’

Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless

For 10 years while I was at ESPN, I lived at the Residence Inn in Southington, Connecticut, near Bristol. I did that because my wife had a great job in New York City, and we had a place in New York City, at 54th and 8th. On Friday, I would come back, and then on Sunday evening I would go back to the Residence Inn.

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

The game shapes you. I played for 20 years at all levels, apart from the Premier League. I had a disaster at Bristol City, where in two years I learnt more about myself, the industry, fans, how you get treated, than I ever learnt in my career.

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

I had a lot of tough experiences at Bristol City. I came there for a few quid and was getting booed off by fans, got injured. I was out of the team due to injury but also because I was having an awful time playing wise. But they were amazing experiences.

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid

I used to live in a street in Bristol which was, depending on your tabloid of choice, either Britain’s most dangerous street or a moral cesspit. People made judgments about me on where I lived. It affected me – it affected my life chances. That is going on today with people in social housing. That, to me, isn’t acceptable.

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

For sheer creativity and totality of involvement, ‘Rolf’s Cartoon Club’ with HTV in Bristol was an amazing show to work on, but I think the ‘Rolf on Art’ series, culminating in the painting of the Queen’s portrait to celebrate her 80th birthday, just nudges into the favourite spot.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

For sheer creativity and totality of involvement, ‘Rolf’s Cartoon Club’ with HTV in Bristol was an amazing show to work on, but I think the ‘Rolf on Art’ series, culminating in the painting of the Queen’s portrait to celebrate her 80th birthday, just nudges into the favourite spot.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.

Prunella Scales

Prunella Scales

I got a job right out of drama school as assistant stage manager at the Bristol Old Vic. I’ve been lucky enough to stay in work ever since.

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