BWF World Championship: Wishes Pour In For Golden Girl Manasi Joshi

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Manasi Joshi clinched her first gold at BWF World Para-Badminton Championship in 2019 and her success is being celebrated by all

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
Manasi Joshi

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.

Read - Manasi Joshi Wins Gold At The BWF Para Badminton World Championships

Wishes pour in for Manasi

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. 

Read - PM Modi Congratulates Indian Para Badminton Contingency

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.

Read - PV Sindhu Wins Gold: Sports Fraternity Hail The New World Champion

One Twitter user also called Manasi as a “proud daughter of India”

Manasi's inspirational story

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. 

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