Showing posts with label boxing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label boxing. Show all posts

17 stampede and killed in Indonesia boxing match

7:11 PM
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- At least 17 people were killed in a stampede when a riot broke out at a boxing match in eastern Indonesia, police said Monday.
17 stampede and killed in Indonesia boxing match
17 stampede and killed in Indonesia boxing match 

The riot started just before midnight Sunday when supporters of the winning boxer taunted the loser's supporters, prompting opposing fans to throw chairs and start fights.
Spectators trying to flee trampled on each other, said Papua provincial police spokesman Gede Sumerta.

Police brought in 13 people for questioning. However, no charges were immediately filed.
Hendrik Andoi, head of the Nabire Amateur Boxing Association, said Sunday was the final night of a weeklong tournament for regional boxers.
The arena seats 1,000. But ticket sellers had oversold tickets. Some 1,500 spectators were packed inside, he said.

When the fight broke out, the crowd tried to run outside through the only door that was open -- the main front entrance -- leading to the stampede, he said.

Shiva Thapa wins a gold at the Asian Boxing Championships

11:19 PM
As Shiva Thapa was given a hero's welcome here on his arrival today after winning a gold at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, the teen pugilist gave credit to his coach and support staff for his success.
Shiva Thapa
Shiva Thapa

The 19-year-old boxer was received at the Lokopriaya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here by his friends, family members, members of boxing associations and various social organisations.

Talking to reporters at the airport, Shiva said, "I am feeling good at my achievement. It was a very rewarding win for me. I have been training hard to make sure that I perform to the best of my ability. The Indian team also gave a good performance at the Championship.

"I do a lot of meditation and concentrate on my training. The hard work has become my habit and my coach and support staff deserve credit for where I'm right now. No one is born with exceptional qualities and only hard work can make that possible."

Shiva said he would be at home with his family for a few days before going to Patiala for training for the World Boxing Championship and Rio Olympics.

Shiva, in the 56kg category, defeated local favourite Obada Alkabeh in the final on a split decision of 2-1 after fighting out a tactically superior bout.

Meanwhile, the All Assam Students Union (AASU), Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Gorkha Students' Union and various other civil organisations greeted Shiva with flowers, 'gamosa' (scarfs) and 'japi' (Assamese decorative bamboo hat).

Singers and musicians led him to a truck that brought him from the airport to his home in a procession.

His gold medal at the premier continental event on Sunday was his first major achievement after winning medals in the Youth Olympics and World Youth events, besides participating in the London Olympics.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has congratulated the state boxer for becoming the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal in Jordan. 
 
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