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Shiva enters semis, assured of 4th straight Asian Championship medal

Shiva Thapa became the first Indian boxer to be assured of a fourth successive medal at the Asian Championships by advancing to the semifinals in Bangkok on Tuesday. The 25-year-old from Assam defeated Thailand’s Rujakran Juntrong in a one-sided lightweight (60kg) contest.

He prevailed 5-0. Thapa won a gold in 2013, a bronze in 2015 and a silver in the 2017 edition of the marquee continental event. He is also former world championship bronze-medallist and a two-time national champion.

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