New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India announced a cash reward of Rs 20 lakh for PV Sindhu following her historic win at the World Championships in Basel on Sunday.
A cash reward of Rs 5 lakh was announced for Sai Praneeth who also created history by becoming the first men’s singles player since Prakash Padukone in 1983 to win a medal at the World Championships.
Sindhu, who was in magnificent form throughout the week, put on a flawless performance as she defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in a one-sided affair.
She became the first Indian to win a gold medal.
Sindhu also became the joint-most successful women’s singles player at the World Championships with 5 medals from 6 appearances as she tied with the legendary Zhang Nin. This was Sindhu’s second major title following her victory at the BWF World Tour Finals last year.