Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani move to finals of Tokyo 2020 boxing test event

Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani move to finals of Tokyo 2020 boxing test event

In the semi-finals, Shiva Thapa defeated Japan`s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict. Pooja Rani beat Brazil`s Beatriz Soares in a unanimous decision. Rani had won a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year.

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Updated: Oct 30, 2019, 16:54 PM IST Source:IANS

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Tokyo: Shiva Thapa (63kg) advanced to the final with a win along with Pooja Rani (75kg) but two other Indians ended with bronze medals after losing their opening bouts at the Olympic test event for boxing here on Wednesday.

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In the semi-finals, Thapa defeated Japan`s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict.

Rani beat Brazil`s Beatriz Soares in an unanimous decision. Rani had won a silver medal at the Asian Championships earlier this year.

However, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg), in the men`s draw, lost their respective semi-final bouts to end with bronze medals.

Both of them had reached the last-four stage without any preliminary tie because of the small size of their respective draws.

Zareen lost in a split decision to Japan`s Sana Kawano, while Vahlimpuia was also beaten by Yuito Moriwaki but in an unanimous call by the judges.

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