Shiva Thapa Wins Gold At President’s Cup Boxing Meet

Astana (Kazakhstan): Shiva Thapa on Saturday became the first gold medallist for India at the President’s Cup boxing meet after getting a walkover in the final here on Saturday.

Four-time Asian medallist Thapa marked his debut in the 63-kg category and was slated to take on Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash. However, his opponent had to pull out due to an injury.

Meanwhile, woman boxer Parveen (60-kg) had to be content with a silver after losing her final bout to Rimma Volosenko of Kazakhstan.