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Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani Clinch Gold At Tokyo 2020 Boxing Test Event

Shiva Thapa (63kg) outpunched Kazakhstan's national champion Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to win a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 boxing test event on Thursday.

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani Clinch Gold At Tokyo 2020 Boxing Test Event
Shiva Thapa is the reigning national boxing champion and a former bronze-medallist at the world championships. | Twitter
Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani Clinch Gold At Tokyo 2020 Boxing Test Event
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2019-10-31T13:32:25+05:30

Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) clinched gold medals, while Ashish (69kg) settled for a silver, ending India's brilliant campaign at the Olympic test event for boxing in Tokyo on Thursday (October 31). 

Four-time Asian medallist Thapa outpunched Kazakhstan's national champion and Asian bronze-winner Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to claim the top honours. Thapa is also the reigning national champion and a former bronze-medallist at the world championships. (SPORTS NEWS

Former Asian Games bronze-medallist Rani edged past Australia's Caitlin Parker to ensure that the Indian women's contingent also had a gold in its kitty. Rani had claimed a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year.

Ashish (69kg), however, lost to Japan's Sewon Okazawa to sign off with a silver medal.

Earlier, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) along with Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg), in the men's draw, lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals on Wednesday.

(PTI)

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