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Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event for boxing


Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event for boxing

 


Indian boxers Shiva Thapa (63 kg) and Pooja Rani (75 kg) clinched gold medals at the Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo,

Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa outpunched Kazakhstan’s national champion and Asian bronze-winner Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to claim the top honours.

Thapa is also the reigning national champion and a former bronze-medallist at the world championships.

Former Asian Games bronze-medallist Pooja Rani edged past Australia’s Caitlin Parker to ensure that the Indian women’s contingent also had a gold in its kitty.

Rani had claimed a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year