Who: PV Sindhu
What: Won Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title
When: 24 January 2016
India’s Ace Shuttler, PV Sindhu on 24 January 2016 won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title. In the final clash at Penang, she defeated Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour 21-15, 21-9.
This was Sindhu’s second Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title, having won it in 2013 as well.
With this, Sindhu has won five career Grand prix gold and first title of the year 2016. She also completed a hat-trick at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold in November 2015.
Only two women’s singles players (Saina Nehwal and Sung Ji-hyun) have more GP Gold title’s than Sindhu.
Appreciating PV Sindhu for winning the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced a cash award of 5 lakh rupees for the shuttler.