At a time when PV Sindhu’s Gold on Sunday at the BWF World Championships had collected all the applause, Manashi Joshi quietly clinched her first Gold in the BWF Para Badminton World Championships the previous day
Not only Manashi, but 11 others have also collected Gold at the Para Badminton World Championships. But why is there no such hype as it deserves?
Sukant Kadam, who claimed a bronze at the championship, took to Twitter in an attempt to grab the Prime Minister’s attention, after Modi had tweeted photos of himself with PV Sindhu. .
Honorable @narendramodi sir,— Sukant Kadam (@sukant9993) August 27, 2019
We Para Badminton Athletes also won 12 medals in Para-Badminton World Championship and we also want your blessings.Request you to allow us to meet as we missed a chance aftr Asian Games@PramodBhagat83 @joshimanasi11 @manojshuttler @GauravParaCoach https://t.co/1zCqE91VAh
However, showcasing true sportsman spirits, Manasi Joshi had tweeted congratulating Sindhu on her win.
Tournament update: Wonderful few days at the BWF Para-badminton World Championships. Stoked to have won the Gold with exactly #1YearToGo for #Tokyo2020 Paralympics.— Manasi Nayana Joshi (@joshimanasi11) August 25, 2019
Also, PV Sindhu, you are GOAT! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/njB3XhNcVP
MoS Sports Kiren Rijiju expressed his joy and congratulated the athletes on their historic win. he also awarded them with cash rewards.
My happiness knows no bounds and it's beyond words as I felicitated our Para-Badminton player on winning 12 Medals at World Championship. A major decision is taken by Sports Ministry today. We will award handsome cash money to the players at the time of arrival itself. pic.twitter.com/P18LawSiRf— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 27, 2019
Meanwhile, netizens claimed that there has always been a bias towards the differently abled.