Shiva Thapa won Silver at Asian/Oceania Qualifying event in China

Apr 3, 2016 08:04 IST

Indian boxer Shiva Thapa on 1 April 2016 won silver medal in the 56 kilogram category at the Asian/Oceania Qualifying Tournament in Qian'an, China.

Thapa defeated Kazakhstan's Kairat Yeraliyev in the semi-finals to earn the medal.

With this win, the 22-year-old Thapa became the first Indian boxer to book a seat in the Rio Olympics.  

In the final clash, Thapa faced 0-3 defeat to Thailand's Chatchai Butdee. Butdee is the reigning Asian champion while Thapa is a World Championship bronze-medallist.

About Shiva Thapa

Shiva Thapa is an Indian boxer from Guwahati, Assam.

He participated in the 2012 London Olympics, and was the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics.

He is ranked 3rd in the bantamweight category in the AIBA Men's World Ranking.

He is the third Indian to clinch Gold at the Asian Games.

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