Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani enter finals of Olympic Test

Former world bronze-winner Shiva Thapa in  63kg category and Pooja Rani 75 kg category enter the finals of Olympic Test event for boxing in Tokyo today. 

Thapa, a four-time Asian medalist defeated Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict in semifinals.

Rani, a former Asian Games bronze-medallist, got the better of Brazil’s Beatriz Soares in a unanimous decision. Rani had won a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year.

However, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg), in the men’s draw, lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals.

The remaining three Indian boxers in the fray — Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91kg), Ashish (69kg), and Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) — will fight their semifinal bouts in the evening session.

The Hindu

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