NEW DELHI: The third Mahindra Scorpio Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) powered by All-Out, is India’s first and largest multi discipline people’s choice sports awards. TOISA is a platform created by the Times Group to recognise and reward Indian sporting talent and achievements on a global scale and will be held soon to honour the lion hearts who have done the country proud.
Ahead of the 2018 TOISA to be held on February 26, here’s a recap of the most successful Indian boxers of 2017.
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Won silver (60kg) at the Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent, thus becoming the first Indian pugilist to claim three successive medals at the continental showpiece. In the semi-final, Shiva beat Olympic bronze medalist, Asian gold medalist and top seed Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai. Won gold (60kg) at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem in the Czech Republic, beating Slovakia’s Filip Meszaros 5-0. Claimed silver in the National Championships, losing to SSCB’s Manish Kaushik in the final of the lightweight category. Ranked 10th in the 60kg category in the International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings.
Won gold (69kg) at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem in the Czech Republic, beating David Kotrc 5-0. Claimed his fourth national championship crown, defeating Duryodhan Singh of SSCB 4-1 in the final of the welterweight category.
Won gold (56kg) at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem in the Czech Republic, beating Poland’s Iwanow Jaroslaw 5-0. Won bronze (56kg) a the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany – just the fourth Indian pugilistic to claim a medal at the event. Attained a career-high rank of 11th in the International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings.
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In her return to competitive boxing, regained her title of Asian champion. Beat Hyang Mi Kim in the 48k final to claim her fifth gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships. The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist prevailed 5-0 in the final.
To vote for your favorite archer and other Indian sports stars of 2017 ahead of this year’s Mahindra Scorpio TOISA,