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Shiva Thapa Biography

Hailing from Guwahati, Assam, Shiva Thapa became the first Indian boxer to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and is being regarded as a strong medal contender. He was a part of the Indian contingent at the 2012 London Games and is among the country’s youngest Olympians. The 22-year-old fights in the Bantamweight category and is 3rd in AIBA rankings. Thapa started boxing at an early and is said to have been inspired heavily by the legendary Mike Tyson. He grabbed gold at the Asia Olympic Qualifiers in 2012 to book a berth at the London Olympics in the same year. Though he was not able to win a medal at the 2012 games, Thapa was immediately spotted by compatriots and industry experts as an exceptional boxing talent. He has converted his promise into medals by winning Asian Confederation Boxing Championship gold in 2013 and gaining a World Series of Boxing contract. Thapa is India’s biggest hope for a medal in boxing and with the likes of Mary Kom and Vijender Singh not participating; all eyes will be on him to strike it rich at the 2016 Rio Games.

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Interview: "New boxing league likely to start in June 2018," says BFI President Ajay Singh
Interview: "New boxing league likely to start in June 2018," says BFI President Ajay Singh
The Boxing Federation of India president spoke to Sportskeeda in an exclusive interview.
How coach Santiago Nieva and WhatsApp are changing the way Indian boxers train
How coach Santiago Nieva and WhatsApp are changing the way Indian boxers train
The Indian boxers have praised the Swedish coach since his arrival.
Unwell Shiva bows out of Worlds without stepping into ring
Unwell Shiva bows out of Worlds without stepping into ring
He could not turn up at the arena due to high fever.
Indian boxers clinch 8 medals at 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem in Czech Republic
Indian boxers clinch 8 medals at 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem in Czech Republic
India does us proud at the Czech Republic boxing tournament after bagging 8 medals.
Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar win golds; Devendro Singh takes home silver at boxing Nationals
Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar win golds; Devendro Singh takes home silver at boxing Nationals
Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) becomes the Champions at the Nationals with 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 bronze medals.
Rio Olympics 2016: The journey of India's athletes in pictures
Rio Olympics 2016: The journey of India's athletes in pictures
The good, the bad and the ugly of India's 16 days in the Brazilian capital
India at Rio Olympics: Thin silver lining in largely dark clouds
India at Rio Olympics: Thin silver lining in largely dark clouds
Rio 2016: Despite failing to win a medal, India's boxers deserve our applause
Rio 2016: Despite failing to win a medal, India's boxers deserve our applause
India's boxing team have done well enough to get as far as they have in the competition with the facilities and coaching they have received.
Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing India: Shiva Thapa goes down to Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez in Men's 56 kg weight category
Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing India: Shiva Thapa goes down to Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez in Men's 56 kg weight category
Shiva Thapa lost to Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez by a unanimous verdict
Analyzing the changes in the scoring system and rules of Olympic Boxing
Analyzing the changes in the scoring system and rules of Olympic Boxing
Olympic boxing has undergone a face-lift, but how would the boxers themselves be affected by this?
Indian boxers run into trouble with Olympic organizers over jersey
Indian boxers run into trouble with Olympic organizers over jersey
Both Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar have been given a warning about not having 'India' written behind their jerseys.
Analyzing Shiva Thapa’s Medal Hopes in Rio
Analyzing Shiva Thapa’s Medal Hopes in Rio
Will the Teenage Boxing Sensation fight against the odds to win Olympic Gold?
Rio Olympics 2016, 11th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016, 11th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Schedule for the Indian athletes on Day 6 of the Rio Olympics 2016.
Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing: Analysing India's medal chances at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016, Boxing: Analysing India's medal chances at the Games
Looking at the 3 Indian boxers who could return from Rio with medals around their necks
Analysing India’s boxing contingent at Rio 2016
Analysing India’s boxing contingent at Rio 2016
Analysis of India's boxers at Rio 2016
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