Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event for boxing
Tokyo | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian boxers Shiva Thapa (63 kg) and Pooja Rani (75 kg) on Thursday won gold medals while Ashish (69 kg) won a silver at the Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo.
Thapa, who is a four-time Asian medallist, outclassed Kazakhstan's national champion and Asian bronze-winner Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to claim the top honours. He is also the reigning national champion and a former bronze-medallist at the world championships.
While Rani, a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, defeated Australia's Caitlin Parker to ensure that the Indian women's contingent also had a gold in its kitty. She had claimed a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year.
However, Ashish lost to Japan’s Sewon Okazawa in the 69 kg category 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 PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma