Shiva wins silver, makes a comeback


Boxer Shiv Thapa made a remarkable comeback after a year of listless form when he won the 60 kg gold at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.

Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) struck gold while Shiva Thapa (60kg) and three others claimed silver medals to end a fine Indian campaign

Signing off with silver medals were three-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg), rookie Govind Sahani (49kg), Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) and Dinesh Dagar (69kg).

Thapa (60kg), a three-time Asian medallist besides being a former bronze-winner at the world championships, went down gallantly 1-4 to local favourite Arslan Khataev. In an intense battle, Thapa claimed the final round honours but the judges ruled the first two rounds in favour of Khataev.

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