Badminton Association of India Awards PV Sindhu Rs 5 lakh for winning Malaysia Masters

Updated: 24 January 2016 19:59 IST

PV Sindhu outplayed Scotland's Kristy Gilmour in straight games to clinch her first trophy of the season.

Badminton Association of India Awards PV Sindhu Rs 5 lakh for winning Malaysia Masters
PV Sindhu (right) of India celebrates after winning the women's single's title at the Malaysian Masters badminton tournament in Penang. © AP

Appreciating PV Sindhu for winning the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for the shuttler. (PV Sindhu Starts 2016 With Malaysia Masters Badminton Crown)

Sindhu outplayed Scotland's Kristy Gilmour in straight games to clinch her first trophy of the season.

"I congratulate her for this stupendous win. She won the title in 2013 and this time she was quiet keen to achieved the feat again and she did it. I am proud of her and wish her luck to win more such titles in the future," BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta said in a release.

"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 added.

Sindhu had ended the 2015 season by winning the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.

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