Boxer Shiv Thapa settled for a silver as he went down to Cuban world champion Ramirez Robeisy Aloy in the bantam weight final of the Youth Olympic Games. It was his second loss to the same opponent in three months.
With the silver won by Thapa today, India’s medal tally swelled to eight -- six silver and two bronze. The other five Indian silver winners are Pooja Dhanda (women’s 60kg freestyle wrestling), Durgesh Kumar Pal (boys 400m Hurdles), H S Prannoy (badminton) and Arjun (discus throw) and Yuki Bhambri (tennis). Kadian Satyawart (men’s 100kg freestyle wrestling) and Vikas Krishan (60kg boxing) had won a bronze each.
Meanwhile, Neha Milind Sapte finished fifth in the women’s 10m Air Rifle final with a score of 495.7 (392+103.7).
In table tennis, India beat New Zealand 2-1 in a second stage B round mixed team tie. Mallika Bhandarkar beat Wu Julia before Avik Das lost to Wu Kevin. Bhandarkar and Das, however, sealed the tie by beating the Julia-Kevin pair in the doubles.