Shiva Thapa, a six-time Asian Championships medalist, competes in the 63.5kg. He defeated Santhosh HK from Karnataka with a flawless score of 5-0 to enter the quarterfinal. Thapa won the gold medal in the last edition. He will next face Shashank Pradhan of Delhi in the quarterfinals.
Amit Panghal meanwhile is the 2019 World Championships silver medalist in 51kg. Representing Services, he faced Punjab’s Jayshandeep Singh in the round of 16. Amit won the contest with a scoreline of 4-1. He will next face Mohammad Aarif of Jammu and Kashmir in the quarterfinals.