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Sai awarded Rs.25 lakh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 8 : Indian shuttler Sai Nehwal received a cash award of Rs.25 lakh from the sports ministry for reaching the women’s singles fil of the All England Open Badminton Championships in March.
Sai became the third Indian and first woman from the country to reach the fil of the prestigious tourment where she lost to reigning World Champion Caroli Marin at Birmingham. “The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has given a cash award of Rs.25 lakh to Ms. Sai Nehwal, badminton player, for her runner-up position in All England Open Badminton Championship 2015 held in Birmingham (United Kingdom) from 8-13 March 2015,” said a government release. “Cash Award has been given to Ms. Nehwal from the ministry’s scheme of special awards to medal winners in intertiol sports events and their coaches.”
Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand had won the men’s singles title of the tourment in 1980 and 2001, respectively. IANS

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