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.