After an eventful fifth day in Commonwealth Games 2018, India on Tuesday started its gold quest at Gold Coast on day six on a positive note. While men's hockey team defeated Malaysia 2-1 to qualify for the semi-final, four shooters qualified for the finals of their respective events.
However, India's ace shooter Gagan Narang and Chain Singh got eliminated from 50m Rifle Prone event. However, the medal hopes are still alive in shooting after Heena Sidhu and Annu Singh qualified for the finals in Women's 25m Pistol Qual.
Team India's Ayyasamy Dharun also crashed out of the Gold Coast 2018 Athletics Men's 400m Hurdles Heats after he could only clock 49.85 seconds against a qualifying best of 48.78 seconds.
# 16:50 IST: Sachin Chaudhary bags bronze in para powerlifting's men's heavyweight event
# 15:30 IST: BOXING: Mohammed Hassamuddin punches his way into Semifinals of the Gold Coast Men's 56kg category
# 13:00 IST: Muhammed Anas Yahiya will be in action at 5:15 PM IST
# 11:29 IST: SHOOTING: Heena Sidhu wins gold in women's 25m pistol event
# 09:40 IST: BOXING: India boxer Amit beats Scotland's Aqeel Ahmed enters Men's 46-49kg semi-finals, assured of a medal.
# 08:50 IST: SHOOTING: Chain Singh is also eliminated from India's 50m Rifle Prone event. No medal for India in this discipline.
# 08:43 IST: After 14 shots, India's Gagan Narang eliminated. Chain Singh currently in joint first place in 50m Rifle Prone finals.
# 07:10 IST: India's Dharun Ayyasamy in 400m Hurdles Heats recorded a time of 49.85 seconds at the Carrara Stadium Track. He will not advance ahead.
#TeamIndia's #AyyasamyDharun crashed out of the #GC2018Athletics Men's 400m Hurdles Heats after he could only clock 49.85 seconds against a qualifying best of 48.78 seconds! pic.twitter.com/DiguBDXsa1— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 10, 2018
# 07:06 IST: SQUASH | Reigning Commonwealth Games champion pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal made their work short as they beat Madina Zafar and Faiza Zafar of Pakistan 2-1 with scores 10-11, 11-0, 11-1 to surge ahead.
# 06:54 IST: SHOOTING | India's Annu Singh with 584 points (Precision:293, Rapid:291) and Heena Sidhu with 579 points (Precision:286, Rapid:293) have qualified for women's 25m Pistol Finals.
# 06:40 IST: SHOOTING | In women's 25m Pistol Qualification Rapid, India' Annu Singh with 291 points after three series is at second position while Heena Sidhu with 293 points is at third. The combined score of both precision and will determine who will qualify for the final.
# 06:31 IST: HOCKEY | India has entered the semi-finals as they beat Malaysia 2-1. Harmanpreet Singh found the net twice. It was a hard-fought win for India.
Who's going into the Semifinals? We are!!#TeamIndia Men's #GC2018Hockey win their Pool B Match against #TeamMalaysia 2-1! #WellDone boys...— IOA - Team India (@ioaindia) April 10, 2018
India now faces #TeamEngland in their last Pool Match but #DidYouKnow we've already qualified for the Semi Finals of the #GC2018 #Hurray pic.twitter.com/tPxUly1GYh
# 06:28 IST: HOCKEY | Penalty corner to India in the 57th minute. Save by the Malaysian goalkeeper.
# 06:25 IST: HOCKEY | With 10 minutes left in this encounter and India will be through to the Semi-Finals if they win this game.
# 06:20 IST: The para powerlifting event is also underway at Carrara Sports Arena 1. India's Farman Basha and Ashok are in the action in Men's Lightweight category.
# 06:15 IST: India's ace squash pair of Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal will take on Madina Zafar and Faiza Zafar of Pakistan in Women'sdoubles, Pool C match. It is scheduled to begin at 06:30 am IST.
# 06:09 IST: HOCKEY | Goal...India takes the lead as Harmanpreet Singh scores. It was a superb drag-flick by Harmanpreet that finds the top-left corner of the goal and takes India into the lead. India 2-1 Malaysia end of Q3.
# 06:05 IST: Plenty of action to come from the Track and Field event today as Dharun Ayyasamy will be seen in 400m Hurdles Heats. The event is scheduled to begin at 06:45 am IST. While all eyes will be on Muhammed Anas who is taking part in the 400m final. The 440m final is scheduled at 05:18 pm IST.06: 01 IST: In Lawn Bowls, India's Krishna Xalxo leads Fiji's Arun Kumar 19-7 in Men's Singles Sectional Play - Section A, Round 3. In the team event, India lead Jersey 13-9 in Women's Pairs Sectional Play - Section A, Round 2.
# 05: 55 IST: In Q3, Malaysia fail to convert from a penalty corner, hence keeping the scoreboard intact. India spending most of the time defending and look under a bit of pressure.
# 05: 44 IST: The 50m Rifle Prone Men's Final will take place at 08:30 IST, when both Narang and Chain will aim to extend India's gold rush at the event.
# 05: 38 IST: In women's qualification event, Annu Singh tops the table after the Precision round with a sub-total of 293 after three series. Heena Sidhu, meanwhile, is in 7th spot with a total of 286. The Rapid round will begin at 6 am IST, post which the top eight after both rounds will enter the final.In hockey, it remains 1-1 at halftime, after a goalless second quarter.
# 05: 30 IST: Gagan Narang and Chain Singh confirm qualification for 50m Rifle Prone Men's Final. Narang shoots 102.5, 104.8, 102.3, 103.2, 103.4 and 100.8 for a total score of 617.0 while Chain Singh shoots 104.3, 104.2, 103.1, 100.9, 102.3 and 99.4 for a total score of 614.2.