Shiva Thapa

  • 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 bronze-medallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 3-0 in a lopsided contest to make the last-eight...
  • 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,...
  • 11-member 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 empty-handed from the World Championships for the first time in four years after none of the five quarter-finalists managed to make the semi-final of the biennial mega-event, 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 gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) endured draining contests but came out triumphant to enter the quarter-finals on a bitter-sweet 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 last-16; Vijender bows out of World Championships October 19, 2013

    Almaty: Rising star Shiva Thapa and comeback-man Thokchom Nanao Singh entered the pre-quarters but it was curtains for the experienced Vijender Singh, who bowed out after an intense second-round 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 19-year-old 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 quarter-finals of the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan on Friday. With Olympian L Devendro Singh (49 kg) getting a bye in his pre-quarterfinal 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 gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) would lead the charge when a 10-member 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 world-class 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

    CNN-IBN 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

    CNN-IBN'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 18-year-old Thapa, who was considered a medal hopeful, was outpunched 9-14 in the much-anticipated 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 28, 2012

    London: Beijing Olympics bronze-winner 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...
  • Young boxers ready to raise the bar July 17, 2012

    The boxing youth brigade Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh and Sumit Sangwan have raised India's hopes of an Olympic medal. ...
  • India's boxing contingent ready for London July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Four years ago, they were the Olympic surprise package that fascinated the country but cut to 2012 London, Indian boxers are the ones to watch out for as they seek to better the one bronze medal feat that Vijender Singh scaled in Beijing. An unprecedented eight boxers -- seven...
  • Youngest Indian boxer Thapa upbeat for Olympics June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Two months before the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old Indian jabbed, hooked and punched his way to a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Shiva Thapa is now going to be the country's youngest boxer to compete at the Olympics in London. Thapa himself...