Manasi Joshi clinched her first gold at BWF World Para-Badminton Championship in 2019 and her success is being celebrated by netizens of the Nation. The Prime Minister of India along with Kiran Bedi, Tapsee Pannu and others congratulated Manasi Joshi. On August 24, Joshi won her first gold by defeating Parul Parmer in women's singles. Her victory came just a day before PV Sindhu won the World Championship. Manasi Joshi had faced the same opponent, Parul Parmer, thrice and lost. But Manasi's perseverance finally paid off this year.
I earned it.— Manasi Nayana Joshi (@joshimanasi11) August 27, 2019
Worked every bit for it. pic.twitter.com/sGZRL9GWMu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 130 crore Indians are proud of Manasi's along with other 12 medals bagged by Indian players at Para-Badminton World Championships 2019.
130 crore Indians are extremely proud of the Indian Para Badminton contingent, which has brought home 12 medals at BWF World Championships 2019.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2019
Congratulations to the entire team, whose success is extremely gladdening and motivating. Each of these players is remarkable!
Tapsee Pannu, celebrated Manasi by urging people to “not forget this gold”.
Kiran Bedi also admitted that “in the high of PV Sindhu, we forgot to wish Manasi”.
Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan also congratulated Manasi for the gold.
One Twitter user also called Manasi as a “proud daughter of India”
Proud moment for whole Nation🇮🇳 on the victory of proud Daughter of India #ManasiJoshi, who Won the GOLD🥇 in Para WORLD Badminton Championship— Swetha Saini🇮🇳 (@Saini_Swetha143) August 28, 2019
She lost her leg in an accident, but with prosthetic leg & grit she achieved this milestone. pic.twitter.com/zpcfgTUqNP
Manasi was hit by a truck at a busy junction when she lost her left leg in an accident in 2011. She suffered multiple injuries and broke her arms as well. Manasi was rushed to the hospital and took nearly 10 hours to make it to the operation theater. After a 12-hour long surgery, she woke up to find out that she was left with an amputated leg due to gangrene. However, the unfortunate incident did not stop her from competing; she learned to walk with a prosthetic limb in 2012 and after four months of learning, Manasi participated in many inter-company badminton championships. Her spirit never let her lose hope and she decided to turn pro in 2014. With her continuous hard work and struggle, she went on to achieve her dream at the 2019 Para- BWF World Championships.