Shiva Thapa Becomes India’s First Gold Medallist in Kazakhstan Presidents Cup

Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa became India’s first gold medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan. The newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg.

Key Highlights:

1. Thapa to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash.
2. Thapa lost to Safiullin in the Asian Championship semifinal.
3. The silver medal won by woman boxer Parveen (60kg) got defeated by Rimma Volosenko.
4. Thapa defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Argon Kadiribekuulu 4-1 in the last-four stage.
5. Sweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) ended their campaign with bronze medals.

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