New Delhi: Olympic Gold Quest on Monday said
that it will be supporting 16-year-old boxer Shiva Thapa as
part of its Vision 2016 program.
Shiva had recently won a silver medal winner at the World
Youth Boxing Championship.
He took up the sport at the tender age of seven and was
initially coached by his father Padam Thapa.
"Shiva is an enormous talent. He must be groomed well
because he has the talent, the right attitude and the hunger
to succeed. OGQ has very high hopes from Shiva and I am
confident that he will become one of India`s top boxing stars
in the near future," OGQ chief operating officer and former
international hockey player, Viren Rasquinha said in a
Shiva, who currently fights in the 54 Kgs weight
category, had also won a gold in the 50 kg division
representing at Hyder Aliyev International Boxing Championship
held in Azerbaijan, Baku in May 2008.
He also won two bronze medals at The IV International
Sports Games "Children of Asia" held in Yakutia in 50 kg
category in July 2008 and AIBA World Junior Boxing
Championship held in Yerevan, Armenia in 52 kg category in May
However, Shiva`s biggest win came earlier this year when
he won the silver medal at the World Youth Boxing Championship
at Baku and in the process qualified for the inaugural Youth
Olympic Games which is currently underway in Singapore.