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There were doubts on whether Amit Panghal would be considered given a positive dope test back in 2012, for which he served a one-year ban.
The 22-year-old won the 49kg category gold earlier this month, making him only the eighth Indian boxer ever with an Asiad gold to his credit.
India's 69-medal haul -15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze - at this edition of the included medals that surpassed the medal count from 2010 Guangzhou Games.
Amit Panghal beats Hasanboy Dusmatov in a split verdict (3-2) to take gold and revenge at the Asian Games in Jakarta. What a change one year can make!
Residents of nearby villages too descended to Mayana, some 8 km from Rohtak, to congratulate his father Vijender Singh, a farmer and his elder brother Ajay, a JCO in the Army.
The 22-year-old Armyman, the only Indian to make the finals, prevailed 3-2 against the more fancied Dusmatov, who had beaten him in a split verdict in last year's world championships.
In a see-saw battle which swung decisively in his favour in the final three minutes, Amit recovered from a shaky opening round to assure himself of at least a silver on debut at the Games.
In 2014, India’s boxing haul was one gold and four bronze medals. This year medals on offer are fewer, since three men’s events have been dropped.
The 22-year-old from Haryana, making his debut at the Games, intimidated his 20-year-old opponent, using his right straights to good effect.
Amit defeated Germany's Christopher Goman 5-0, while Gaurav recorded a comprehensive win over Russia's Vadim Kudriakov by a similar margin.
Panghal finished with the silver medal in the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games.
Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik entered the finals of their respective categories.
Chasing a third successive international gold, the 22-year-old from Haryana overcame a rusty start to turn the tables on his opponent.
The former Asian Games gold medal winner, who is also a world championships bronze-medallist, said he also cleared some mental cobwebs to get back in form.
In a fast-paced slugfest, Amit, also an Asian Championship bronze-medallist, showed commendable ring craft to dodge his sprightly rival's attacks.