Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s Cup

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 20, 2019 18:43 IST File photo of Shiva Thapa (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShiva Thapa won the gold medal in the 63kg category at President’s CupThe new weight category has been easy to adapt: Shiva ThapaSweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) ended the tournament with a bronzeFour-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa became India’s first gold-medallist at the President’s Cup boxing tournament after getting a walkover in the finals in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday.Making his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg, Thapa was to fight Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin in the summit clash but his opponent had to pull out due to injury.Thapa had lost to Safiullin in the Asian Championship semifinal earlier this year.Signing off with a silver medal was woman boxer Parveen (60kg) who lost her final bout to local hope Rimma Volosenko.”The new weight category has been easy to adapt. I have not faced too much difficulty. Obviously there are challenges of facing boxers who are coming from 64kg, given their power but nothing is impossible,” Thapa, a 60kg category boxer before the rejigging of Olympic divisions, told PTI from Astana.Thapa couldn’t make the cut for the September world championships after losing in the trials to Commonwealth Games silver-winner Manish Kaushik.Thapa had defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Argon Kadiribekuulu 4-1 in the last-four stage bout.”Shiva had a great tournament, beating some really fancied opponents. It was an impressive performance,” said India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva.Earlier, Sweety Boora (81kg) and Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) had ended their campaign with bronze medals following semifinal defeats.Also Read | Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen YufeiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shiva ThapaFollow India boxingFollow President’s Cup Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s CupShiva Thapa, who made his international debut in the newly-introduced Olympic category of 63kg, won the gold medal after Kazakhstan’s Zakir Safiullin pulled out due to injury in Astana on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

What’s the Deal With Shaving Brushes?

first_img The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations Of all the instruments we use to keep ourselves groomed, few are as mysterious as the shaving brush. To the untrained eye, they might look like a makeup brush. Even to those who can clearly clock a shaving brush, they’re all too often passed off as nothing more than an ancient grooming tool that grandpa once used.However, shaving brushes are making a comeback. We spoke with eShave CEO Danielle Malka to get her insight on why shaving brushes matter and the steps you should take to choose and use the right one.Why is using a shaving brush so important to you?It’s simply the best way to prep for shaving. You can use very little cream, the brushing keeps pores open, and raises and softens hair. Plus, it significantly cuts down on razor burn. Proper shaving was somewhat of a lost art, but it’s have a revival of sorts. We’re catching up to countries like Turkey, India and Morocco where going to the barber for a shave has been standard culture for a long time.Badger hair seems to be a consensus choice for brush material. Why is that?Badger hair is the only type of hair that repels water in a brush. It’s a material that works with you to prep your skin and assist in the shave. Interestingly enough, in the French language (Malka is Moroccan and French is her native language) there is no word for “shaving brush” – there is only “blaireau,” which means badger. The point being that the French adopted badger hair as the go-to material in their shaving practices long before brushing returned to the mainstream.What’s better: cream or soap?It’s a very common question. For the modern man, cream is the easiest way to go. If you’ve never used a brush, it’s easier to start with cream, then move on to soap once you have the technique down. It’s also a more efficient way to shave during the week. However, on the weekends when you have more time? Go for soap. Shaving soap is romantic and we’re all entitled to romance. Pamper yourself! Just the practice of whisking the brush on the soap to generate a lather can be a relaxing moment.What is a good brush option or alternative for frequent travelers?It’s hard to replicate a home shave on the road. Traveling is so much of an inconvenience today and everything has to be smaller, so you’re going to compromise on something. We shrunk the handle on our travel brush because we found that the hair length needed to stay the same, but a smaller handle was workable. It offers a similar quality shave in a smaller overall package. The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits last_img read more