CWG 2018, Day 6 Highlights: Heena Sidhu wins gold medal; India hockey teams qualify for semis; five boxers assured of medals

CWG 2018, Day 6 Highlights: Heena Sidhu wins gold medal; India hockey teams qualify for semis; five boxers assured of medals

CWG 2018: India extended its tally at the Commonwealth Games to 21 with medals for Heena Sidhu and Sachin Chaudhary.

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CWG 2018: Heena Sidhu won gold medal in 25m Pistol event. (Source: IE)

CWG 2018: Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast entered Day 6 of competition and India didn’t have the most medal flourishing days and yet assured itself of a strong finish. Heena Sidhu and Sachin Chaudhary emerged as the medal winners from India on the day with glory finishes in 25m Pistol and Para Weightlifting. Elsewhere, five boxers took the ring in the quarterfinals and all five won their bouts to assure the country of five more medals – it remains to be seen what colour they will be in the end. Both men’s and women’s hockey team took the field and both came out with a win to move into the semifinals. In Athletics, Hima Das shattered her personal best to qualify for the 400m final and a few minutes later, to close out the day, Muhammed Anas finished a credible fourth in the 400m finals. (CWG 2018 Medal Tally)

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Muhammed Anas finishes fourth

Muhammed Anas Yahiya finishes fourth in 400m with time of 45.31 seconds - improves on his personal best and sets national record. 

Athletics Live

Muhammed Anas Yahiya in Men's 400m Final. He's in Lane 6. Personal and season best of 45.32 seconds. What a glorious moment for him and India. Not since Milkha Singh in 1958 has an Indian made it to the final of the one-lap race at the CWG

Hima Das qualifies for 400m Final

Hima Das qualifies for 400m Finals. With personal best of 51.53 seconds, she is through to the final tomorrow. Finishes seventh overall in the end.

Athletics Live

In Women's 400m semifinals, Hima Das posts a personal best of 51.53 seconds to improve on her previous best of 51.97 seconds. The qualifying rules dictate that the first two in each heat go through followed by the next two fastest athletes. She finishes third in her Heat. Awaiting other results...

Six boxing medals confirmed

India are assured of at least six medals in boxing now and at least a bronze each. After Mary Kom, Amit Phangal, Naman Tanwar, Mohammed Hussamuddin, Manoj Kumar and now Satish Kumar add to India's tally. [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

Boxing Live

India are already assured of five medals from boxing, will that tally go up to six? Satish Kumar is in the ring in hopes of doing just that. [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

India women hockey team into semis

India women's hockey team, like their male counterparts, are through to the semifinals. They beat South Africa 1-0 with a goal from Rani Rampal in the final quarter. [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

Boxing medals confirmed

India are assured of at least five medals in boxing now and at least a bronze each. After Mary Kom, Amit Phangal, Naman Tanwar, Mohammed Hussamuddin and now Manoj Kumar add to India's tally. Satish Kumar could add to the list as well. [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

Boxing Live

Manoj Kumar's 69kg boxing bout is underway against Terry Nickolas of Australia. A win in this quarterfinal and India would be assured of another medal. [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

Hockey Live

Women's Hockey Team are up against South Africa. Been extremely cagey first half and it 0-0 at the break. [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

Squash Live

In squash mixed doubles, Dipika Pallikal and and Saurav Ghosal win in straight games to beat Pakistan's Madina Zafar and Tayyab Aslam

Mohammad Hussammudin assured bronze medal

India are assured of yet another medal - once again from the boxing ring. Mohammad Hussamuddin wins his bout in Men's 56kg boxing in yet another mauling. Another win by unanimous decision [IN DEPTH COVERAGE]

CWG 2018 Live

In more international news around Commonwealth Games, World Champion Tom Daley has been forced into withdrawing from 10m platform diving due to injury. It has ended his bid for a third straight title. "I am truly devastated not to be competing in the individual event. I have been training so hard for the Commonwealth Games, so this is a real disappointment for me," said Daley, 23. "The hardest thing for any athlete is competing with an injury, especially when it means they can't compete in what they have been working towards. I continue training for the 10m synchronised diving event alongside Dan."

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Controversy around parents and athletes continues to stir at the Commonwealth Games. As per PTI, an unidentified shooter’s father tried to enter the athletes’ lounge at at the Belmont Shooting Centre at Gold Coast before being told to leave as his accreditation was invalid. The man later claimed to be the personal coach of one of the female shooters in the contingent but was told to leave by the National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh. [Read more]

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In Women's Triple Lawn Bowls action, India go down to Australia 11-20. And in Women's tt6-10 singles, Maitreyee Sarkar loses in straight games to Australia's Melissa Tapper

Congratulations Heena Sidhu!

Heena Sidhu is the first double-medallist from India at this Commonwealth Games edition

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In Women's Lightweight para powerlifting, Sakina Khatun successfully lift 82.0 in her first attempt. She finishes with 93.2 points to finish fifth of seven competitors


Heena Sidhu opens India's account on Day 6 by bagging the gold medal in Women's 25m Pistol event. She also creates a Games record in the process

Shooting Live

The women's 25m Pistol Final is underway from the shooting ranges in Gold Coast. Heena Sidhu and Annu Singh in action there (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

Boxing Live

Naman Tanwar with an impressive showing in the Men's 91kg boxing quarterfinal. By the third round, he looked extremely exhausted but had the job done after the first round. Wins 5-0! And India are assured of yet another medal from the boxing ring. (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

Boxing Live

Naman Tanwar is in the ring now for his bout. A very unique stance and approach by Tanwar. Has his hands down and full of punches. (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

Boxing Live

Coming soon is Naman Tanwar's bout against Frank Masoe of Samoa in the 91kg boxing category. A win in that quarterfinal and India will be assured of another medal from Commonwealth Games. (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

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The para events have also begun, in the Women’s TT6-10 Singles Group 2-Game 2, Vaishnavi Sutar has lost.

Boxing Live

Amit Phangal wins to keep India's winning run in boxing going. With that, he also assures India of another medal - at least a bronze. (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

Boxing Live

Four Indian boxers will be in action today. First of which is Amit Phangal against Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland. (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

Squash Live

In Mixed Doubles squash, Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal beat FUNG-A-FAT Mary/KHALIL Jason-Ray of Guyana 11-3, 11-3 in just 13 minutes

Badminton Live

Day after team gold medal win, Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa start with win in mixed doubles. Beat Guernsey’s Stuart Hardy & Chloe Le Tissier 21-9, 21-5

Shooting Live

Disappointment for India in the shooting range. Neither Gagan Narang or Chain Singh finish on the podium in 50m Rifle Prone. Narang, a veteran and ten-time CWG medallist, was the second to be eliminated. He finishes 7th while Chain Singh, with 204.8 points, stands just outside the podium places in fourth. (IN DEPTH COVERAGE)

CWG 2018 Live

In cycling, England cyclist Melissa Lowther was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games road time trial hours before it began - because of an administrative error. Team England later lost its appeal after not formally entering her into the race.

In boxing, Sean McComb, a 25-year-old boxer from Northern Ireland, was fined 756 Australian dollars ($580) and banned from the Gold Coast night club district after an altercation with security overnight.  Police said McComb was arrested and issued with an infringement notice for public nuisance and violence. 

Shooting Live

The Men's 50m Rifle Prone Finals is underway. Gagan Narang and Chain Singh are in action. (FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE)

Athletics Live

In Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat 1, Ayyasamy Dharun gets a time of 49.85 seconds to finish fifth in her Heats. He fails to move on forward to the finals

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In Women's S8 50m Freestyle Swimming Heat 1, Vaishnavi Vinod Jagtap posts a time of 41.63 seconds and qualifies for the final later today. She finishes sixth overall in the Heats

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In Men's Para Powerlifting, Farman Basha has finished fifth with 169.4 points. Ashok, meanwhile, fails to get a successful lift in any of three attempts. 

Lawn Bowls Live

In Lawn Bowls this morning, Krishna Xalxo has beaten Arun Kumar of Fiji 21-11 in Men's Singles. In Women's Pairs, India beat Jersey 22-12. Now, Xalxo is again in action against Andrew Newell of Jamaica. While the women's pairs, India are in action against Northern Ireland

Squash Live

In women's doubles squash, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa have beaten Faiza and Madina Zafar 11-10, 11-0, 11-1

Four Indian shooters in final

Four Indian shooters were in competition in two different events and all four have qualified for the finals of their respective events. In the women's 25M Air Pistol event, Heena Sidhu and Annu Singh have qualified for the final. Annu finished 2nd while Sidhu finished 4th in qualifying. In the men's 50m Rifle Prone event, Chain Singh and Gagan Narang have qualified for the final as well. Narang finished third in the qualification while Chain finished sixth.

Follow the shooting finals live here

India beat Malaysia, qualify for semis

Good news! India have beaten Malaysia in the hockey game and have qualified for the semi-final. The 2-1 win aganist Malaysia was India's second win of the Games and with third game they drew against Pakistan. Here is a recap of the game.

Hockey: India 2-1

In the all important hockey match against Malaysia, India are leading 2-1 with the final quarter remaining. Harmapreet Singh has scored both goals for India via penalty corners. Follow it live

CWG 2018 India Day 6 Schedule

Apart from shooting and hockey, which have already begin, what is in the store for India in Gold Coast. There are many athletes competing including the boxers. It's a busy day for India at Commonwealth Games. CWG 2018 India Day 6 Schedule Full

Another Day in Gold Coast and Commonwealth Games move on to day six with India sitting at number four in the medals tally. India have 10 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals till day five which proved to be one of the most successful ones for the country. Can India continue the medal rush on day six of the competition. Indian shooters will be in action on Wednesday and will be the best hope for a medal. Mohammad Anas is also in the men's 400m final but hoping for a gold medal would be asking too much. Indian boxers will be playing their quarterfinals and if all five of them win their bouts, they will be assured of medals. Indian paddlers will also play their preliminary rounds today.