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A berth in Rio is now only goal for Shiva

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 20: He has a plenty of dreams for the future but Shiva Thapa, the new sensation of Indian boxing , has now only one goal and it is to qualify for Rio Olympic.The boxer today promised to give his heart and soul in the forthcoming qualifying Championship to book a ticket for Brazil bound flight. The qualifying championship will be held at Chi in March.

Assam boxer today med as the Brand Ambassador of Topcem Cement. He became the second boxer, after Mari Kom, who was chosen as a Brand Ambassador by a cement company. Shiva will be associated with Topcem Cement for the next one year and will also take part in the different activities of the company.

Talking to the media person in the function the boxer, who recently won gold medal in the South Asian Games, said, “ I have many dreams which I want to fulfill in future. I even have plan to become a professiol boxer like Vijender Singh. But right now I have only one goal-qualify for the Rio Olympic. I want to represent India in the forthcoming Olympic and it will only be possible when I will make good performance in coming tourment.”

Three boxers from each weight categories will get ticket for Rio in the forthcoming qualifying championship. However Shiva felt it will be a very tough competition for all the boxers who will participate in the tourment . “ Boxers from Chi, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan and Mongolia will present in Chi and all are good boxers. So we are expecting very tough competition as everyone will eye for a berth in the Olympic,” said Shiva.

The boxer also termed his gold medal winning performance at South Asian Games as one of the special moments for his career. Replying a query Shiva said,” I played an intertiol event for the first time in the North East and I should admit that I was little bit nervous in the initial stage. But my friends and well wishers gave good support to me during the event and it helped me to get back my normal rhythm.”

The Director of Topcem Cement Bajrang Lohiya was also present in the function. In a brief interaction with the media he said,” Topcem cement is happy to associate with Shiva Thapa as he is now an inspiratiol force to many youth of the country.” He also added: Initially Shiva will be with us for the next one year and the period be extended with mutual understanding.

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