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Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem : Thapa, Bidhuri enter final

Asian boxing silver-medallist Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri have entered the final of the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in the Czech Republic. Five other Indians also made it to the semifinals.

Thapa defeated local favourite Erik Huleiv in the 60 kilogram category while Bidhuri made it to the final in 52 kilogram category after getting a bye. Five other pugilists in different categories reached semifinals ensuring medal for the country. These are Kavinder Bisht, Amit Phangal, Sumit Sangwan, Manish Panwar and Manoj Kumar.

Seven of the nine Indian boxers competing in this tournament have also qualified for the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany from the 25th of next month.

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