Showing posts with label Shiva Thapa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shiva Thapa. Show all posts

Shiva Thapa's early exit from the Commonwealth Games

10:09 PM
Shiva Thapa (56kg) made a shocking early exit from the Commonwealth Games.

The 22-year-old Olympic bronze medallist from Belfast was helped when Thapa was penalised for leading with the head in the third and final round, but Conlan was already well ahead on the scorecards after a disciplined display against his aggressive opponent.

It was a happy-sad kind of day for India in the boxing rink, at the ongoing commonwealth games. While North-East lad Indian boxer L Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals. Reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) lost on technicality to Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan.

On a disappointing note, Shiva Thapa (56kg) went down to Olympic bronze-medallist Michael Conlan of Northern Ireland. The Assam boxer found the going tough against the crowd favourite despite the fact that Conlan had endured a cut on his head during his opening bout.

Conlan dominated the opening round clinching it 30-28. The second and third rounds were a tad closer but the Irishman held his own to outwit Shiva.

To add to his woes, Shiva also ended up getting warned for clinching and bending too much.

Shiva Thapa and Northeastern associations demands anti-racism law in India

11:10 PM
Several northeastern associations came together with speakers like boxer Shiva Thapa, Tripura Maharaja Pradyot Bikram Manikya and Binalakshmi Nepram to discuss the draft of a strong and comprehensive anti-racism law. The core committee will meet all the MPs from the northeast on Tuesday so that the bill can be presented in Parliament. 

"This is the first time I was feeling so bad taking a flight to Delhi," said Thapa. He said it was high time a proper law was formulated to protect those who are persecuted on the basis of looks. Demanding a strong anti-racism law in India, the unions blamed the Centre as well as the Delhi government for not looking into the discrimination faced by them. 

"All governments have failed to protect our people. The elected representatives from northeastern states have done nothing to help people who are discriminated against in the capital," said Bina Lakshmi Nepram, founder of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network. 

They want to include south Indians in the law as they also face discrimination. The speakers pointed out that even India had signed the United Nations' anti-racism treaty. "But they never applied any of it here," said Nepram.
The northeast community is upset with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for not following up after announcing a committee. "Even Kejriwal, instead of acting firmly with the accused in the Nido Tania case, has put the onus on us. He's assured us of investigating the matter which has not been done till now. Where is AAP now?" said Pradyot Bikram Manikya. 

The latest data by the North East Support Centre and Helpline shows 86% of people from the northeast in the capital have faced discrimination. Founding member Alana Golmei said the Centre should come up with an anti-racism law to insulate people from different forms of harassment. 

"We are Indians and have the same rights enjoyed by people from other states." The anti-racism law will not just protect people from the northeast but also those living outside their states, she added.


Four Indian Gorkhas who represented India in London Olympic 2012

11:56 PM
Four Indian Gorkhas represented India in Olympic 2012 which took place in London (UK) which started from 27 July 2012. This was the proud moment for Indian Gorkha community.
London Olympic 2012 

Bharat Chettri
Bharat Chettri
Bharat Chettri is the Captain of the Indian national hockey team. He was born in 1982 at Darjeeling. He is the goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team. He was first appointed the captain of the Indian national team in October 2011 for the four-nation Super Series and an international tournament in Australia. He was the captain of the 18-member Indian squad at the 2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, which won the bronze medal. Bharat Chhetri will lead the 16-member Indian hockey squad in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Tarundeep Ra
Tarundeep Ra
Tarundeep Rai is an Indian archer. Tarundeep is a recipient of the Arjuna Award in the year 2005. Tarundeep Rai became the first Indian to win an individual mens silver medal in archery at the Asian Games on 24 November 2010 in China. Tarundeep was a part of the Indian archery team won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championship in Madrid (Spain).

Shiva Thapa
Shiva Thapa
Shiva Thapa is an Indian boxer from Guwahati, Assam. Shiva Thapa is the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the for 2012 London Olympics. His date of birth is 8 December 1993. In 2012 Asian Olympic Qualifiers held in Astana (Kazakhstan) he defeated Syria’s Wessam Salamana to clinch the gold medal and qualified for 2012 London Olympics in 56 kgs category.

Basanta Bahadur Rana
Basanta Bahadur Rana
Basanta Bahadur Rana is an Indian athlete. He has qualified in 50 Kilometers Race Walk event in London Olympics 2012. He is the first athlete to represent India in 50 Kilometers Race Walk event. He was born on 18 January 1984 in a town near Kathmandu, Nepal. He joined the Indian army in 2002 and currently serving the Gorkha Regiment of Indian army.

Shiva Thapa is set for his first World Series of Boxing in US

11:12 AM
Young Indian Gorkha boxer Shiva Thapa is set for his first bout in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with team USA Knockouts after he was granted American visa to reach Miami in time for the Jan 17 tie against Ukraine Otamans. Sumit Sangwan, however, is yet to get his visa. The two are the only Indians to sign with a foreign franchise in the semi-professional competition.
Shiva Thapa is set for his first World Series of Boxing
Shiva Thapa is set for his first World Series of Boxing

"Shiva got his visa three days ago. He will be leaving for Miami day after. Sumit will be appearing for his visa interview Monday and we are hoping he too gets it soon," Maneesh Bahuguna, their manager and CEO of Anglian Medal Hunt, told IANS.

Thapa faces World Championship bronze medallist Mykola Butsenko in the 56kg category and it will be interesting to see how he fares bare-chested and without headgear.

A total of five bouts of three minutes each will take place in round six of the tournament.

Thapa's career has been on the rise after he became the youngest Indian to win a gold at the Asian Championships. He achieved the feat last year in Amman, Jordan. The Guwahati-based boxer was one of the youngest to qualify for the London Olympics.

In October, both Thapa and Sangwan made the quarters of the World Championships in Azerbaijan.

Sangwan has been signed to compete in the 81kg category. 


Shiva Thapa an Indian Gorkha Boxer is all pumped up for next year

11:06 AM
During the off-season, when most of the boxers relax their body and mind in the confines of their homes, Shiva Thapa is usually a busy man. The 20-year-old boxer from Guwahati is at NIS, Patiala, chiseling the rough edges, assessing the year that flew by and strategising future encounters. For, being one of the most successful young pugilists the focus has slowly but surely shifted to him.

Shiva Thapa Indian Gorkha Boxer
Shiva Thapa an Indian Gorkha Boxer
Gone are the days of Akhils and Suranjoys; Beijing Olympic medallist Vijender Singh is the sole survivor of that generation trading punches for a piece of metal. Shiva Thapa, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra are some of the pugilists who have hogged the limelight this year. Of the lot, Shiva has shown promise when he struck gold, youngest and third Indian to do so, at the Asian Championships.

If the boxing officials have pegged India back in the performance ladder, it is Thapa and Co’s stellar efforts on the international circuit that brought cheer to Indian boxing. Entering only his third season as a senior, Thapa has already become a household name. He has to his credit, some achievements which a boxer can only dream of at the start of the career. From being the youngest to represent India at the London Olympics to the youngest gold medalist at the Asian Boxing Championships, he has seen it all.

But Thapa is not letting all the success and adulation get to his head. “After a week’s rest at home I’m back in training to iron out the glitches in my technique. This is the right time to analyse my performance and work hard to get better. Sometimes, excess of rest can lead to a downfall in your performance. I do not want that to happen and want to be on the top of my game when I represent the country.”

Always touted as the next big thing in Indian boxing, Thapa is not content with whatever ‘little’ success that has come his way. His gung-ho attitude and aggression in the boxing ring has made him one of the fiercest competitors in his category. Also, with his remarkable consistency in the ring, he is now ranked No. 3 in the world.

“All in all, it was a good year for me. It could have been better had I won the World Championships in Almaty. I was hoping for a gold but lost my quarterfinal bout to the eventual winner. This just shows there is still a lot of scope for improvement,” admits Thapa. Asked whether playing without the headguard was a factor in his World Championship loss, he replied in the affirmative. “This was the first time we were playing without the guard, so I was a bit more cautious. But I have learnt from my mistakes and would try not to repeat them.”

But all that is over now. Thapa is all pumped up for the next year, bracing to spin more success stories. “I have my goals set for 2014. I would like to get gold in Asian and the Commonwealth games and am working very hard for it,” he sums up. He is young and has only started to spread his wings. With Commonwealth and Asian Games challenges staring at him, Thapa is ready to fly.

Source : newindianexpress

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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