The Association has announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 Lakhs for the badminton star after he historic win in Malaysia last week. Sindhu, who was seeded third in the tournament, defeated Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in the final for a score of 21-15, 21-9 to clinch the title. The final lasted only 32 minutes and this was Sindhu’s second Malaysian title as she had earlier won it in 2013.
“I congratulate her for this stupendous win. She won the title in 2013 and this time she was quite keen to achieve the feat again and she did it. I am proud of her and wish her luck to win more such titles in the future,” said Akhilesh Das, president of Badminton Association of India.
He also added that the Sindhu will be a force to reckon with in the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.
“This victory comes at a time when winning and being in form is important, keeping the upcoming RIO in mind and I am certain she will be a force to reckon with in the upcoming event,” he said.
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