The last few years have not been memorable for Indian boxers. With the national federation losing its international affiliation, the pugilists were the ones who were worst hit. But as the depleted Indian boxing team gears up for the Rio Olympics, they are not ... The Telegraph, 1 month ago
Manoj Kumar outwitted Lithuania's Evaldas Petrauskas to enter the second round of the Olympic Games boxing but Shiva Thapa's journey came to an early end with defeat in the first round. Manoj, competing in the 64kg class, won on a split decision ...Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: India’s Shiva Thapa ((blue) in action. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images. A tough draw will put their grit to test when the three-member Indian boxing team begins its Olympic campaign, aiming to lift the gloom that pervades the sport back home owing to the long-standing administrative mess. Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) make for the Indian challenge in the mega-event, a sharp fall from the eight who made it to the 2012 Games in London.Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Khel Ratna Dhanraj Pillay was just an adolescent when India last won an Olympic gold in hockey. A dark and wiry lad, who impressed everyone with his skills and speed, he dreamt of emulating his idol, Mohammed Shahid someday. Playing on the soft, ...Firstpost.com, 1 month ago
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