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Commonwealth Games 2018: Women's 400m Round 1, Poovamma Rau, Hima Das lead the way for India, Live Updates

The Indians are all set to get their event underway.
Updated: 09 April 2018 06:41 IST - Published: 09 April 2018 05:27 IST
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Correction: The Semifinals will be tomorrow, 10th of April with the final taking place on the 11th
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Hima Das will be in the Semifinals later on in the day
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Poovamma fails to qualify unfortunately
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She finishes 3rd and secures automatic qualification!
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Hima Das is in second going into the final turn. 
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AND GO!
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Hima's heat will start shortly. The athletes are being introduced to the audience. Hima is in lane 6. 
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Hima will be in Heat 5 
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There is a chance for Poonamma to qualify. 4 best athletes from each heats will qualify for the second round. All the athletes who bowed out will be rounded up and 4 with the best time out of those will be selected for the second round as well. 
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Das' Heat will start shortly
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Poonamma finishes 5th. Just missing out on qualification 
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ON YOUR MARKS, SET, AND GO!
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The athletes are being introduced to the crowd. The race will start shortly
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Poonamma Machettira is in Heat 1
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Women's 400m is about to get underway
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Day 5 of the Commonwealth Games is about to get underway. The fourth day of the Commonwealth Games was a good one for India with Punam Yadav winning a gold in Weightlifting & Mery Kom securing at least a Bronze for herself in Boxing. Vikas Thakur also won Bronze in weightlifting. Indian women's team also beat an in-form England side in women's hockey 2-1, coming back from a goal down. 

The Women's 10m Air Pistol participants, India's Manu Bhaker & Heena Sidhu bagged a Gold medal and Silver medal respectively. Indian women's team won Gold in Table Tennis as well. 

Indian women begin their quest for Gold in track events on Day 5 as Poonamma Machettira and Hima Das take part in 400m round 1 heats. Das will be making her Commonwealth debut whereas Poonamma will be heading to the track for her second successive Commonwealth Games.