Shiva Thapa Current Affairs
Ace Indian boxer Shiva Thapa has won the silver medal at the Asian/Oceania Qualifying Tournament held in Qian’an, China in the 56 Kilogram category final
In the final match, he lost to Thailand’s Chatchai Butdee by 0-3 score who won the gold medal.
By entering in the final match of this event, he had booked his ticket to 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Games after beating Kazakhstan’s Kairat Yeraliyev in the semifinals.
Shiva is a World Championship bronze-medallist in the Bantamweight category held in Doha in 2015. He also had participated in the 2012 London Olympics and was the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics.
Ace Indian boxer Shiva Thapa has attained second rank in the latest international rankings of boxing in the 56 kilogram category.
He ranked second with total 1,550 points in the 56 kilogram category, becoming the highest-ranked Indian boxer. He has moved up by five places from the previous list of rankings.
Shiva had won a bronze medal at the 2015 World championships. He was next best-placed Indian at sixth position in the 75kg middleweight division.
The top spot in the 56 kilogram category was occupied by Michael Conlan from Ireland with total 2150 points, who had won the gold medal at the 2015 World Championships.
Rankings of other Indian boxers
- Satish Kumar was placed at the seventh spot in the rankings for super heavyweight (plus 91 kilogram) category.
- L Devendro Singh who is Asian Championships silver-medallist was placed at the 13th spot in the 49kg category.
- Former Asian gold-medalist Sumit Sangwan was placed 18th in the 81 kilogram division with 450 points.