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Manjit Singh is the toast of Twitterati after sensational gold medal win

28-year-old Manjit Singh bagged the gold medal in the men’s 800 metres race at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

asian-games-2018 Updated: Aug 29, 2018 12:10 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Gold medallist Manjit Singh celebrates during the victory ceremony for the men's 800m athletics event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28.
Gold medallist Manjit Singh celebrates during the victory ceremony for the men's 800m athletics event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 28.(AFP Photo)
         

India’s Manjit Singh came from behind to win the gold medal in the men’s 800 metres race. He finished just ahead of compatriot Jinson Johnson, who bagged the silver medal.

Manjit, who finished the race in 1 minute and 46.15 seconds, is currently the toast of the nation and everyone is celebrating the sensational success.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore led the way on twitter by congratulating the Indian runner, who produced a personal best effort.

Here’s a look at some of the tweets celebrating Manjit Singh’s success.

 

 

 Home minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson on their “glorious achievement”.

Athletics Federation of India also wished Manjit Singh on his success.

 

Former cricketer Virender Sehwag poured in his wishes.

BJP president Amit Shah also congratulated both the athletes.

 

“Absolutely fantastic finish,” tweeted Sports Authority of India.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 19:48 IST

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