Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Rio bound Shiva Thapa settles for silver, Devendro loses again

L Devendro Singh (49kg), who missed a second opportunity to qualify for the Olympics.

Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Rio bound Shiva Thapa settles for silver, Devendro loses again

New Delhi: Indian boxer Shiva Thapa ended his campaign with a silver medal after losing in the final of the Asian/Oceania Qualifying Tournament on Friday.

Shiva had qualified for the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016 in the 56kg event on Thursday, after making it to the finals.

But his dream for a gold medal was cut short by Thailand's Chatchai Butdee. The 22-year-old India boxer, who is a World Championship bronze-medallist, went down 0-3 to in the summit clash.

Interestingly, Butdee is the reigning Asian champion.

Shiva became the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Rio Olympics so far.

Meanwhile, it was a heartbreak once again for L Devendro Singh (49kg), who missed a second opportunity to qualify for the Olympics.

Devendro, who lost in the semifinals on Thursday, went down in Friday's Olympic slot match.

Devendro saw himself engaged in a keenly-contested bout against Mongolia's Gan-Erdene Gankhuyag but lost 2-1.  

(With PTI inputs)

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