Muhammad Anas shattered the national record for a third time but missed out on a 400m men's medal while Hima Das qualified for the women's final in the same event with a personal best on a bitter-sweet day for Indian track and field athletes at the Commonwealth Games.
Bhaker's calm and composure belied her age as she shot 240.9 to break the Commonwealth Games record, finishing well ahead of her senior teammate Sidhu, who aggregated 234.
The 28-year-old Sidhu shot a final score of 38, two of the series being flawless fives, to claim the top honours ahead of Australian Elena Galiabovitch (35).
It was India's first medal in para-sports at CWG 2018.
Carrying India's hopes forward, boxer Amit Panghal entered the semi-finals of the men's light flyweight (49-kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia's Gold Coast here on Tuesday. Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scroed 35 to take silver while Malaysia's Alia Sazana Azahari got bronze with 26 points. With Heena's gold, India's medal tally in shooting stands at eight and 20 overall including 11 gold, 4 silver and 5 gold. Among them was veteran Manoj Kumar (69kg), a gold-medallist from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. After Heena Sidhu's Gold on Tuesday, India has scored 11 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze (20). In India's 10-meter air pistol, Manu Bhekar and Hina Sidhu of India won two medals to India.
Anas, first Indian to compete in a non-lapping athletics event at Commonwealth Games since 1958, finished fourth in the 400m Final.
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The straight-talking Halilhodzic was also reported to have ruffled feathers in the dressing room with his no-nonsense approach. The Japanese qualified for the finals for the first time in 1998 and have been present at the World Cup ever since.
Individual events in badminton and table tennis will see Kidambi Srikanth takes on Mauritian Aatish Lubah in badminton in the men's singles. He ended with a final score of 142.3. She managed 291 in the Rapid round while Xiu scored 293.
Sidhu, however, was in terrific form after qualifying third with a score of 579 despite admitting to struggling with her trigger finger owing to a nerve problem. Annu finished the qualification stage at the second spot with a total of 584 points.
Her coach, husband and the Indian shooting team's manager Raunak Pandit was by her side as she spoke and when asked what went into maintaining consistency at the highest level, Sidhu turned to her better half for answers. Another Indian shooter participating in the event Chain Singh also failed to secure a podium finish and had to be content with fourth place in the finals standings.
In men's hockey, India came up with an inspiring performance against Malaysia to beat their Asian rivals 2-1 and qualify for the semi-final. The former World No. 1 shooter said the win has come at the right time for her. Heena also claimed that she started with a few low scores in the precision round as her focus was on the duelling part. Harmanpreet Singh (3rd, 43rd minutes) converted a couple of penalty corner while the experienced Faizal Saari reduced the deficit for Malaysia.
Shooters Jitu Rai and Om Mitherval will be looking to add to India's medal tally in the men's 50-metre pistol event.
The men's and women's hockey teams remained on course for medals, winning their respective matches.