What a finish by the Indians at the Asian Games! It’s time to congratulate Manjit Singh who bagged 9th gold medal for India at Asian Games 2018. Well, the Indian middle-distance runner finished just ahead of compatriot Jinson Johnson to win the gold medal in the men’s 800 meters race at Jakarta.
You must check out this historic moment over here:
Watchout #ManjitSingh dat terrific turn over from 4th to 1st to get #INDIA a Gold Medal.. Nd #Johnson the man behind him gets silver the double delight.. Wow watta moment.. 🔥❤😍❤😍#AsianGames2018 #AsianGames pic.twitter.com/3NdzKywesT
— Sujith Kumar (@Sujithkumar07) August 28, 2018
Manjit Singh Chahal who had finished the race in just 1 minute and 46.15 seconds, is currently receiving praises from all over the country on the social media platform. Indeed, the Haryana boy has made us proud with his achievements for the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore congratulated the runner for his extraordinary effort at the event.
Check out these tweets which celebrate Manjit Singh’s success:
Our athletes continue to bring laurels for the country! Congratulations Manjit Singh for winning the Gold and Jinson Johnson for the Silver in the Men’s 800m events at the @asiangames2018. Your stupendous performance has made the entire country extremely proud #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 28, 2018
WHAT A RUN! WHAT A BRILLIANT RUN!
Manjit Singh had to come from the 4th position to win GOLD Medal in last 50 meters.
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 28, 2018
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 28, 2018
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has congratulated Manjit Singh.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 28, 2018
BJP President Amit Shah too congratulated both the athletes.
Indian athletes at their best.
So proud of Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson for the Gold and Silver medal respectively in men's 800 metres finals at #AsianGames2018. Amazing performance. pic.twitter.com/Jrzkk6AVco
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 28, 2018
Meanwhile, Johnson who had broken legendary Sriram Singh’s 42-year-old 800m national record in June during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships finished second in 1:46.35. Further, he holds the national record of 1:45.65 too.
According to sources, Manjit is jobless yet the 28-year-old Indian runner shocked everyone with his energetic performance.
Well, both the Indians gave a brilliant show in Men’s 800 m finals to bring a gold and a silver for the country. We are proud of both of them.
More medals for India
Meanwhile, India has earned more medals through Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav (bronze) and Pincky Balhara (silver) in the women’s 52kg category.
Well, the 2 teenagers didn’t have enough money to buy their kits. Well, they have got the kits with the help of sports ministry.
“People in my village pooled in Rs 1.75 lakh to send me to training camp. They all have supported me a lot. I am forever indebted to them,” Balhara said to PTI.
Further, PV Sindhu has given a terrific performance as she has won a historic Asian Games singles silver medal for India. Further, it is the first time when India has won a medal other than bronze in badminton at Asian Games.