Shiva Thapa wins gold at President's Cup boxing meet


National | Written by : IANS| Updated: Sat, Jul 20, 2019, 09:16 PM


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.