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Shiva Thapa: India's first gold-medallist in President's Cup of Kazakhstan

Shiva Thapa: India's first gold-medallist in President's Cup of Kazakhstan

On July 20, Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa became India’s first gold medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the final in Astana (Kazakhstan).

Making his international debut in the newly introduced Olympic category of 63kg, Thapa was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash, but his opponent pulled out due to injury.

Beside that, Signing off with a silver medal was woman boxer Parveen (60kg), who lost her final bout to local hope Rimma Volosenko. Sweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) had ended their campaign with bronze medals following semifinal defeats.

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