Boxer Shiva Thapa secures historic 6th medal in Asian Elite Boxing Championships
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India’s Shiva Thapa secured bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships 2022 with a 4-1 victory over South Korea’s Minsu Choi in the 63.5kg category quarter-finals in Amman, Jordan on 6 November, 2022.
The match ended with a 4:1 victory for Thapa, who has now become the most successful male boxer at the Asian Championships, with 6 competition medals to his name.
Thapa, who had won silver in 2017 and 2021 apart from winning bronze in 2015 and 2019, will be up against 2019 gold medallist Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan in the semi-final.
Earlier, Indian boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin entered the semi-finals of the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan, defeating Heungsok Lee of South Korea in the quarterfinals of the 57kg (featherweight) category.
Husamuddin beat his opponent 5-0. With his win, he has ensured India's sixth medal in the championship.
Indian boxer Ananta Chopade suffered a defeat in the quarterfinal clash of the 54 kg (bantamweight) category. He lost the match 0-4.
Earlier, Indian Olympic medalist boxer Lovlina Borgohain advanced to the semifinal of the 75 kg category after a win over Kazakhstan’s Valentina Khalzova quarterfinal bout. She won her match by 3-2 by split decision.
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