Olympic test event: Indian boxers Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani win gold medals in Tokyo

By Team MyNationFirst Published 31, Oct 2019, 2:03 PM IST
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Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) did the country proud with gold while Ashish (69kg) settled for a silver, ending India's brilliant campaign at Olympic test event

Tokyo: Indian boxers claimed two gold medals at the Olympic test event for boxing in Tokyo on Thursday (October 31).

Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) did the country proud with gold while Ashish (69kg) settled for a silver, ending India's brilliant campaign.

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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.

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.

(With inputs from PTI)

Last Updated 31, Oct 2019, 2:03 PM IST