XtraTime Web Desk: Two more gold medals for India on day 14 of the Asian Games 2018 as Amit Panghal (49kg) won the gold medal via a great tactical win against the current Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov. He became the eighth Indian boxer to claim gold in all Asian Games.
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.
Amit, making his debut at the Games, showed immense tactical brilliance, especially in defence to outwit the Uzbek, who has an iconic status in international boxing. Dusmatov won a silver in the world championship last year.
Beside that Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar clinched the top honours in the men’s pair event of bridge competition, here on Saturday.
The 60-year-old Pranab and 56-year-old Shibhnath finished at the top after scoring 384 points in the finals.
The Chinese pair of Lixin Yang and Gang Chen won the silver with a score of 378 and the Indonesian combination of Henky Lasut and Freddy Eddy Manoppo bagged the bronze scoring 374.