|Real Name||Shiva Thapa|
|Famous For||Youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the Asian Confederation Boxing Championship at Amman, Jordan held in July 2013|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms-56 kg
in pounds-124 lbs
|International Debut||The Children Asia International Sports Games, 2008, held in Yakutsk, Russia. Shiva Thapa won a bronze medal.|
|Records (main ones)||• Shiva Thapa was the first Indian boxer to book Rio 2016 Olympics berth.
• 3rd Indian to win a medal at AIBA World Boxing Championships where he won bronze in 2015
• Youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the Asian Confederation Boxing Championship at Amman, Jordan held in July 2013
|Awards||• Won Silver Medal at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on 11 March 2019
• Won Gold Medal at 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem held in the Czech Republic, 2017
• Won Silver at 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
• Arjuna Award, 2016
• Bronze Medal at World Amateur Championships, Doha, 2015
• ICC Sports Excellence Award, 2013
• Gold Medal at Asian Confederation Boxing Championship, Jordan, 2013
• Awarded Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award, 2011
• Silver Medal at Youth Olympic Games, Singapore, 2010
• Silver Medal at AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, Baku, 2010
• Bronze Medal at Children Asia International Sports Games, Yakutsk, 2008
|Date of Birth||8 December 1993|
|Age (as in 2018)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Guwahati, Assam, India|
|Hometown||Guwahati, Assam, India|
|Caste||Chhetri caste of Khas group WIKIPEDIA|
|Address||C/o Padam Thapa, M/s Sunfresh, Megha Plaza, Basistha Charali, NH. 37,
Guwahati - 29 (Assam), India
|Hobbies||Boxing, Listening music, Watching Movies, Playing football, Swimming, Horse Riding and Dancing|
|Controversies||In July 2013, he was dragged into a drug controversy where he was accused of drug use and socializing with the wrong sorts. INDIAN EXPRESS|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Padam Thapa (Karate Instructor)
|Siblings||Brother: Gobind Thapa (elder brother)(national level boxer)
Sister(s): Kavita Thapa, Ganga Thapa, Sita Thapa, Gita Thapa (All sisters are elder to him)
|Favourite Boxer(s)||Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali
|Favourite Television Series||Sherlock Holmes, Breaking Bad and Narcos|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shiva Thapa
- Shiva Thapa is the third Indian boxer to win a medal at the AIBA World Boxing Championships.
- He rose as early as 3:00 A.M in the morning in order to balance his studies with training.
- His father had first enrolled him for Karate classes in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh but when their father realised that karate was not an Olympic sport he decided to turn him into a boxer.
- He is the first Indian to sign the deal with a USA team in the World Series Boxing (WSB) of United State of America (USA).
- He skips 3000 times, does 500 push-ups and 1000 crunches and runs 18 km every day.
- Since the age of six, Shiva followed a regimented life – wake up at 3 am, run for 3 km and a mixture of a hundred push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups.
- In spite of being a boxer in real life, he hates picking fights mostly because he knows that he will end up hurting someone if he got into a fistfight.
- Apart from being a boxer, he is an employee of ONGC.
- From their early days, Shiva and his elder brother Gobind followed their father’s schedule, which started as early as 3 am with a 2-hour homework session followed by a boxing training session at the Ulubari Boxing Club till 8 am, after that, they attended the school. The whole regime gave them just 5 hours of sleeping time.
- He first showcased his boxing abilities in the year 2005 at the sub-junior National Boxing Championships held at Noida. He was to fight in 36 kg category but a misinformed official told that there was no such category and that he will have to fight in 38 kg category. For that, he drank a couple of litres of water, defeated the Services champion and won his first national Gold medal, leaving the officials spellbound with his performance in the ring.
- His splendid boxing skills have fetched him more than ten gold medals, one silver medal and three bronze medals from more than 16 national and international tournaments. BOXING FEDERATION INDIA
- He is currently ranked 8th in the 60 kg category in the AIBA Men’s World Ranking. AIBA
- The first and only Indian boxer with three consecutive Asian Championships medals – a gold medal in 2013, a bronze medal in 2015 and a silver medal in 2017. TIMES OF INDIA
- He is one of only four Indian boxers who has won a world championship, other three being Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan Yadav and Gaurav Bidhuri. They won bronze medals in 2009 (Milan), 2011 (Baku) and 2017 (Hamburg) respectively.
- He has orthodox type boxing stance.
- He registered a famous knockout over Morocco’s Mohamed Hamout in the pre-quarterfinal bout in World Championship. His coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu said it was the first time in his coaching career he had seen a knockout by an Indian boxer.
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