SHIVA THAPA

  • Asian Games boxing: Satish in semifinal, Thapa bows out September 30, 2014

    Incheon: Boxer Satish Kumar on Tuesday reached the semifinals, assuring India a medal in the superheavy weight category (+91kg), after winning his quarterfinal bout in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here. He beat Jordan's Hussein Eishaish 2-1 by a split decision. He got a cumulative 28-29 verdict from Uzbekistan's...
  • Asian Games Boxing: Thapa, Kuldeep in quarters; Akhil bows out September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Continental champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was barely tested as he advanced to the quarterfinals but it was curtains for comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) after he lost an edge-of-the-seat last-16 bout on a bitter-sweet day for Indian boxing in the 17th Asian Games on Friday. Also advancing to the quarter-finals was...
  • Asian Games 2014: Shiva Thapa in boxing quarter-finals September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Indian boxer Shiva Thapa advanced to the quarter-finals of the bantamweight (56kg) category at the 17th Asian Games here Friday. Thapa was adjudged winner against Nadir of Pakistan by technical knockout due to injury in the round of 16 bout at the Seonhak Gymnasium. The 20-year-old took just a minute and...
  • Asian Games: Akhil dominates, Shiva walks into 2nd round in boxing September 24, 2014

    Incheon: Comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) pummelled his Nepalese rival Purna Bahadur Lama before notching up a Technical Knockout triumph while Shiva Thapa (56kg) merely had to show up to enter the second round as Indian boxers began their Asian Games campaign on a winning note here on Wednesday. Shiva was the...
  • Boxer Shiva Thapa through to round of 16 at Asian Games 2014 September 24, 2014

    Indian boxer Shiva Thapa reached the round of 16 in the 56kg men's bantamweight category at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Indian received a walkover against Leonel Parada Helo of East Timor in his opening round at the Seonhak Gymnasium. Surprisingly, Parada didn't turn up for the bout...
  • Asian Games: India start boxing campaign on Wednesday September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India start their Asian Games campaign in boxing on Wednesday as the pugilists aim to match or better the record of four years ago when they managed an impressive tally of nine medals, including two gold. India had finished second in the table behind hosts China, who won 10 medals,...
  • CWG 2014: Boxers Vijender, Devendro enter quarters July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) continued his sublime form to enter the quarterfinals along with gritty youngster L Devendro Singh (49kg) in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. Vijender, a former Olympic and World Championships bronzemedallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 30 in a lopsided contest to make the lasteight...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers' proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put to a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze,...
  • 11member Indian boxing team for Glasgow July 15, 2014

    Shiva Thapa is always a medal favourite for India but a first round exit in London is what has kept him motivated to aim for gold. ...
  • Anglian Medal Hunt boost for Indian athletes February 17, 2014

    Anglian Medal Hunt is a private initiative which will fund and back Indian sportersons as they chase glory. ...
  • Shiva Thapa gets US visa for World Series Boxing debut January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Young boxer Shiva Thapa is set for his first bout in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with team USA Knockouts after he was granted American visa to reach Miami in time for the Jan 17 tie against Ukraine Otamans. Sumit Sangwan, however, is yet to get his...
  • World Series of Boxing: Thapa, Sangwan head to America January 1, 2014

    In a major boost for Indian boxing, two young pugilists Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan are headed to Miami after being picked by the American franchise for the World Series of Boxing. ...
  • No medal for India at World Boxing Championships this time October 23, 2013

    Almaty: Indian boxers will return emptyhanded from the World Championships for the first time in four years after none of the five quarterfinalists managed to make the semifinal of the biennial megaevent, here Wednesday. After the afternoon losses of fourth seed Shiva Thapa (56kg) and sixth seed Manoj Kumar, Vikash Malik...
  • World Boxing C'ships: Shiva enters quarters, Nanao ousted October 21, 2013

    Almaty: Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games goldmedallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) endured draining contests but came out triumphant to enter the quarterfinals on a bittersweet day for India in the World Boxing Championships, here today. Both the boxers came back after being down a round to outwit their...
  • Shiva, Nanao in last16; Vijender bows out of World Championships October 19, 2013

    Almaty: Rising star Shiva Thapa and comebackman Thokchom Nanao Singh entered the prequarters but it was curtains for the experienced Vijender Singh, who bowed out after an intense secondround contest on a day of mixed fortunes for India at the World Boxing Championships here Saturday. Vijender (75kg), the first Indian boxer...
  • Shiva Thapa gives credit to coach, support staff July 12, 2013

    Guwahati: As Shiva Thapa was given a hero's welcome here on his arrival on Friday after winning a gold at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, the teen pugilist gave credit to his coach and support staff for his success. The 19yearold boxer was received at the Lokopriaya Gopinath Bordoloi International...
  • Shiva aims for World C'ships July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: He is smiling ear to ear after becoming the youngest Indian boxer to strike gold at the Asian Boxing Championships, but teen sensation Shiva Thapa hardly has any time to rest on the laurels as he has already set his sights on the World Championships to be held...
  • Victorious Indian boxing team arrives home July 10, 2013

    A victorious Indian boxing team returned back home after a successful Asian Championships where Shiva Thapa bagged a gold medal. Other than a gold for Thapa, Mandeep Jangra (69kg) won the silver medal, while the bronze was bagged by Manoj Kumar (64kg). ...
  • It was fun to fight in front of partisan crowd: Shiva Thapa July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The last time he competed at the Asian Championships, Shiva Thapa had to retire hurt but three years later, the teen sensation has more than made up for that by becoming the youngest Indian boxer to win gold at the event defeating a local lad in front of...
  • Shiva Thapa strikes gold at Asian Championships July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Teen sensation Shiva Thapa (56kg) reaffirmed his status as the rising star of Indian boxing as he became the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan, on Monday. India, suspended internationally for nearly a year now due to administrative...
  • Shiva Thapa, four others in Asian Championships quarters July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bantamweight boxer Shiva Thapa put up an impressive show against Chinese Taipei's Li Lin Yen to book his place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan on Friday. With Olympian L Devendro Singh (49 kg) getting a bye in his prequarterfinal match, half of the Indian...
  • Indian boxers await stiff challenge at Asian Championships June 28, 2013

    Their performance at the last Asian Championships was historic in every sense of the word but emulating that would be a herculean task for the Indian boxers when they step into the ring in the upcoming edition of the continental event in Amman, Jordan. Last time around, India ended with a...
  • Manoj, Devendro in India boxing squad for Asian C'ships June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games goldmedallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) would lead the charge when a 10member Indian boxing team travels to Amman, Jordan on Friday to compete in the Asian Championships from June 30 to July 9. Manoj will be seen in action in the 64kg division. The other recognisable faces in...
  • IABF ban: Does anyone care about the worldclass Indian boxers? January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The barring of Indian boxers from participating in international meets by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the Indian sports ministry on Wednesday has not only further highlighted the mess that Indian sports is mired in, but also left a band of brothers and sisters facing a rocky...
  • Go for Glory: India's dismal show on Day 1 July 29, 2012

    CNNIBN expert panel analyses India's dismal opening day at the Olympics and the prospects of Vijender Singh's bout later in the day. ...
  • Go for Glory: Disappointing day for India July 28, 2012

    CNNIBN's panel of sports experts reviews the performance of India on day one of the London Olympics 2012. ...
  • Thapa's Olympic debut ends with 1st round defeat July 28, 2012

    London: Teenage boxing sensation Shiva Thapa's Olympic debut ended in disappointment as he was spanked by his Mexican rival Oscar Valdez Fierro in the bantamweight opening round bout in the London Games, here today. The 18yearold Thapa, who was considered a medal hopeful, was outpunched 914 in the muchanticipated bout...
  • Indian pugilists get tricky draw at Olympics July 27, 2012

    London: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) was handed out a tricky draw on Friday as he starts his quest to better his Beijing Games bronze medal winning feat against Danabek Suzhanov of Kazakhstan in the men's boxing competition at the London Olympics here on Saturday. The Bhiwani boxer, who put...
  • Vijender, Shiva ready for boxing opener July 27, 2012

    London: Beijing Olympics bronzewinner Vijender Singh (75kg) will aim for a medal of different hue in his record third Olympic appearance when the boxing competition kicks off here on Saturday. The weight classes of Vijender and teen sensation Shiva Thapa (56 kg) get underway at the Excel Arena. While Vijender is a...
  • Tyson charmed Thapa into taking up boxing July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: He is the youngest Indian pugilist to qualify for the Olympics but Shiva Thapa was busy trying his hand at athletics and football to start with before catching the phenomenal Mike Tyson on TV charmed him into taking up boxing. All of 18, Shiva (56kg) got his London ticket...