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No time to celebrate, says Thapa
PTI
New Delhi, July 11, 2013
First Published: 01:40 IST(11/7/2013)
Last Updated: 01:43 IST(11/7/2013)

He is smiling ear to ear after becoming the youngest Indian boxer to strike gold at the Asian Boxing Championships, but teen sensation Shiva Thapa hardly has time to rest on the laurels as he has already set his sights on the World Championships to be held in October.

Besides Shiva’s (56kg) gold, L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) fetched silver medals while Manoj Kumar (64kg) settled for bronze as the team finished joint second in the overall standings.

The team returned to the country from Amman, Jordan, early on Wednesday and was full of energy despite being jet-lagged.“Where is the time to celebrate and all, I will just take a short trip to home for 3-4 days and head straight back to Patiala (national camp) to prepare for the World Championships,” said the Assam lad.


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