Indian shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women's 25 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Heena notched up a new CWG record of 38 points in the final to take the title in style Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scored 35 to take silver while Malaysia's Alia Sazana Azahari got bronze with 26. Indian boxer Amit Panghal entered the semi-finals of the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category. Amit defeated Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland 4:1 in the quarter-finals. Amit has now ensured a medal for India as those in the last fourth stage are assured of a place on the podium. Indian shooters Chain Singh and Gagan Narang failed to ensure any medals in the men's 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Chain finished fourth with a score of 204.8 points in the final round. Gagan was second from bottom in the eight-man final with 142.3. David Phelps of Wales won the gold medal with a new CWG record of 248.8. Neil Stirton of Scotland took silver with 247.7 while England's Kenneth Parr got the bronze with 226.6.
Indian quarter-miler Mohammad Anas registered a national record but that was not enough to give him a podium finish in the men's 400 metres. Reigning Asian champion Anas finished the race in 45.31 seconds to improve on his own national record mark, while the bronze medallist of the event, Javon Francis delivered a season best with a timing of 45.11 seconds. The Indian women's hockey team defeated South Africa 1-0 in its final Pool A game on Tuesday to enter the semi-finals of the event (MEDALS TALLY)
Highlights of 2018 Commonwealth Games, Day 6, straight from Gold Coast, Australia
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17:50 IST: 400m Women's semi-final: Hima Das finishes third in the 400m semi-final by clocking her personal best timing of 51.53 seconds, enters final
17:26 IST: Muhammed Anas Yahiya finishes fourth in Men's 400m Final
16:45 IST: India boxer Satish Kumar assures India yet another medal after beating Trinidad and Tobago's Nigel Paul in the men's 91 KG quarterfinal
16:42 IST: India's Satish Kumar in action against Trinidad and Tobago's Nigel Paul in the men's 91 KG quarterfinal 2
16:27 IST: India beat South Africa 1-0 in women's pool A hockey match
16:10 IST: HOCKEY: GOAL!!!!!!!!! Rani scores as India take 1-0 lead against South Africa in women's Pool A hockey match
16:08 IST: SWIMMING: Vaishnavi Vinod Jagtap finishes sixth with a timing of 42.03.
16:06 IST: HOCKEY: At the end of third quarter, India 0-0 South Africa in women's Pool A hockey match.
15:58 IST: BOXING! Boxer Manoj Kumar assures India yet another medal after defeating Australia's Terry Nickolas 4-1 in Men's 69kg quarter-finals.
Breaking News: 5th Boxing Medal assured for India (after Mary Kom, Amit Panghal, Naman Tanwar & Hussamuddin Mohammed) as Manoj Kumar is through to Semis (69 kg) with win over Australian Boxer in QF #GC2018 #GC2018Boxing pic.twitter.com/g191Xg109Q— India@Sports (@India_AllSports) April 10, 2018
15:52 IST: BOXING: India boxer Manoj Kumar is in action against Australia's Terry Nickolas in Men's 69kg quarter-finals
15:38 IST: HOCKEY: At the end of second quarter, INDIA 0-0 SA in women's Pool A hockey match
HT| The Indian Eves dominate the possessions at the end of the first-half. However, the much-needed opening goal is yet to come as the proceedings move on to the second half. #IndiaKaGame #HallaHockeyKa #GC2018 #INDvRSA pic.twitter.com/AbwHhvnC7l— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 10, 2018
15:09 IST: HOCKEY: India women's Pool A hockey match against South Africa begins.
15:07 IST: WIN! Boxer Hussamuddin Mohammed assures India yet another medal after beating Zambia's Everisto Mulenga by unanimous decision in Men's 56kg quarter-finals.
14:50 IST: BOXING: India's Hussamuddin Mohammed is in action against Zambia's Everisto Mulenga in Men's 56kg quarter-finals.
13:20 IST: Table Tennis: India's Maitreyee Sarkar loses 3-11, 1-11, 3-11 to Australia's Melissa Tapper in women's TT6-10 Singles Group 1 - Game 1.
11:46 IST: Table Tennis: India's Vaishnavi Sutar loses 1-11, 2-11, 3-11 to Canada's Stephanie Chan in women's TT6-10 Singles Group 2 - Game 2.
11:28 IST: GOLD! Heena Sidhu Wins Gold In Women's 25m Pistol. This Is India's 11th Gold At The Games.
Nothing motivates us better than these #Golden mornings!#ThankYou @HeenaSidhu10 on winning us our latest Gold from #GC2018Shooting Women's 25m Pistol Finals! Many #Congratulations on the new #GamesRecord you have to your name. No doubts you've made us proud! #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/dg5lha95mo— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 10, 2018
11:23 IST: SHOOTING: India's Heena Sidhu to battle it out for gold against Australia's Elena Galiabovitch in women's 25m pistol finals
11:20 IST: SHOOTING: Heena Sidhu currently in gold medal position.
11:15 IST: SHOOTING: After Series 7, India's Heena Sidhu on top, leads second-placed Australian by 2 shots.
11:14 IST: SHOOTING: India's Annu Singh eliminated in women's 25m pistol finals.
11:12 IST: SHOOTING: After Series 6, India's Heena Sidhu consolidates 2nd place, while Annu Singh is in 6th in women's 25m pistol finals.
11:10 IST: SHOOTING: After Series 4, India's #HeenaSidhu in 2nd place, #AnnuSingh in 7th in women's 25m pistol finals.
11:06 IST: SHOOTING: After Series 2, Heena Sidhu in joint-2nd place, Annu Singh in joint-5th in women's 25m pistol finals.
11:05 IST: SHOOTING: The 25m Women's Pistol Finals featuring India's Heena Sidhu and Annu Singh is underway.
11:02 IST: BOXING: India's Naman Tanwar confirms another boxing medal after defeating Samoa's Frank Masoe in Men's 91kg quarter-finals.
10:48 IST: BOXING: India's Naman Tanwar is in action against Frank Masoe of Samoa in Men's 91kg quarter-finals. If he wins, he will be assured of a medal.
09:40 IST: BOXING: India boxer Amit Panghal beats Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed to enter Men's 46-49kg semi-finals, assured of a medal.
09:35 IST: SQUASH: India's Dipika Pallikal/Saurav Ghosal beat Guyana's Mary Fung-A-Fat/Jason-Ray Khalil 11-3, 11-3 in squash mixed doubles Pool E match.
09:29 IST: If Amit wins, he will be assured of a medal.
09:24 IST: BOXING, Men's 46-49kg Quarterfinal 4: India boxer Amit is in action against Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed.
09:15 IST: BADMINTON: India's Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa beat Guernsey's Stuart Hardy and Chloe Le Tissier 21-9, 21-5 in Mixed Doubles Round of 64.
08:50 IST: SHOOTING: Disappointing end to India's 50m Rifle Prone event as Chain Singh is also eliminated. No medal for India in this discipline.
08:48 IST: After 18 shots, India's Chain Singh remains in 4th spot in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
08:45 IST: After 16 shots, India's Chain Singh drops to 4th place in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
08:43 IST: After 14 shots, India's Gagan Narang eliminated. Chain Singh currently in joint first place in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
08:40 IST: After 12 shots, Chain Singh moves up to second place, Narang in seventh and in danger of elimination in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
08:39 IST: SHOOTING: After 10 shots, Chain Singh in joint fourth while Narang is seventh in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
08:35 IST: SHOOTING: After five shots, Gagan Narang in joint-second position while Chain Singh is joint-fourth in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
08:30 IST: The 50m Rifle Prone Men's final featuring India's Gagan Narang and Chain Singh starts.
07:25 IST: ATHLETICS: India's Ayyasamy Dharun fails to qualify for men's 400m hurdles final.
07:18 IST: SQUASH: India's Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa beat Pakistan's Zafar Faiza and Zafar Madina 2-1 in Women's doubles Pool C match.
07:16 IST: LAWN BOWLS: India beat Jersey 22-12 in Women's Pairs Section A - Round 2.
07:14 IST: LAWN BOWLS: India's Krishna Xalxo beat Fiji's Arun Kumar in Men's Singles Section A - Round 3
07:11 IST: SHOOTING: India's Heena Sidhu and Annu Singh have qualified for Women's 25m Pistol final (Precision/Rapid)
Our Favourites today...@HeenaSidhu10 and #AnnuSingh have qualified in the Women's 25m Pistol Qual. Rapid to compete in the Finals of the #GC2018Shooting #Heena scored 579 whereas #Annu totaled 584, third & the second best scoring in the Qualification Rounds. #AllTheBest pic.twitter.com/s7aNRGbkUo— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 10, 2018
07:05 IST: HOCKEY: India beat Malaysia 2-1 in Men's Pool B match.
FT. The Indian Men's Hockey Team seal a spot in the Semi-Finals of the men's hockey event at the @GC2018 Commonwealth Games with a steely show against Malaysia in their third game of the competition on 10th April.#IndiaKaGame #HallaHockeyKa #GC2018 #INDvMAS pic.twitter.com/GAE3kihB75— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 10, 2018
07:00 IST: SHOOTING: India's Gagan Narang and Chain Singh have qualified for 50m Rifle Prone Men's final. The final will take place at 8:30 AM (IST).
06:50 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live updates from Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Apart from the medals, there were several other good results worth celebrating, a prominent one being Muhammed Anas Yahiya advancing to the 400m men's final after clocking 45.44sec in the semifinals. The Indian topped the list ahead of Jamaica's Rusheen McDonald. Also entering the final of a track and field event was high jumper Tejaswin Shankar, who finished a joint fifth in group A and ninth overall. The Indian cleared 2.21m in final analysis after starting out at 2.10m. None of the competitors in fray could touch the official mark set at 2.27m with 2.21m being the best effort by the top 12, who made the cut for the finals scheduled on April 14. In the 400m women's event, Hima Das qualified for the semifinals after finishing third in her heat. In the boxing ring, Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective victories after winning their last-16 stage bouts.
There were disappointments too. In the 10,000m women's final, L Suriya recorded a personal best of 32:23.56sec but ended 13th overall, while shot-putter Tejinder Singh was eighth in the final with a best throw of 19.42m.