Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani qualify for the finals while two other Indian boxers settle for Olympic test event bronze

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The World Boxing Championships have been kind to India as Shiva Thapa advanced to the 63kg final after beating Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in a split verdict. Pooja Rani also qualified to the finals but however Nikhat Zareen(51kg) and Vahlimpuia (75kg) lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals.

Narimatsu has been a 4-time Asian champion and was a favourite for the bout but Shiva Thapa proved superior in this all important semi finals clash.

Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan(91kg), Ashish (69kg), and Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) are yet to fight their semi final bouts.