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Indian boxers Shiva Thapa and Manoj Kumar along with three others grab gold at Czech Republic boxing tournament; raises hope ahead of World Championships
Posted on: 30-07-2017 , 03:08:PM | DY365 Bureau

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 July 30, 2017: Bringing accolades to the country, Indian boxers have strike five gold along with two silver and one bronze medal at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem held in the Czech Republic by winning their respective summit clashes.


It maybe stated that among the five gold medalists are World Championships bronze-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg); while the other three are namely Amit Phangal (52kg), Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) and Satish Kumar ( 91kg).
On the other hand Kavinder Bisht (52kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg) grabbed silver medals respectively whereas Sumit Sangwan (91kg) settled with a bronze medal after going down in the semifinals.
Shiva won by a dominant 5-0 victory over Slovakia’s Filip Meszaros whereas Manoj won by 5-0, defeating David Kotrc.
Among these eight players, seven of them are all set to play in the upcoming World Championships to be held in Hamburg, Germany.
The recent victory has raised expectations from these seven players namely Shiva, Manoj, Amit, Gaurav, Satish, Kavinder and Sumit for the coming championships to be held from August 25 to September 2.

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