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.Updated: Aug 29, 2018 12:10 IST
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.
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!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 28, 2018
Manjit Singh had to come from the 4th position to win GOLD Medal in last 50 meters.
With a timing of 1:46:15 in 800m men's event, he was simply sensational! Very proud! #KheloIndia #AsianGame2018 #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/mZf6yaCnPO
Home minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson on their “glorious achievement”.
Amazing performance by Indian athletes, Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson who have won Gold Medal and Silver Medal in the 800m event at the @asiangames2018— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 28, 2018
Congratulations to both the athletes on their shining performance and glorious achievement.
Athletics Federation of India also wished Manjit Singh on his success.
#ManjitSingh You are a STAR💫 #TargetAchieved— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 28, 2018
Amazing run for that 800m #AsianGames2018 GOLD (1:46.15) & SILVER (1:46.35 b) by #JinsonJohnson #WillToWin video of race here- https://t.co/m2KOKZhRqO
Thanks @SPNSportsIndia & @ESPNIndia for Telecast. pic.twitter.com/BooiBhUwER
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag poured in his wishes.
BJP president Amit Shah also congratulated both the athletes.
Indian athletes at their best.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 28, 2018
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
“Absolutely fantastic finish,” tweeted Sports Authority of India.
GOLD for Manjit!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 28, 2018
Pacing up in the last few seconds of the race,what an absolutely fantastic finish it was from #ManjitSingh as he won the GOLD in men’s 800m with a timing of 1:46:15. You were outstanding,Manjit!#SAI #IndiaAtAsianGames @afiindia #AsianGames2018 #KheloIndia🥇🎉🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/TZ6oKQywJb