|Full Name||Heena Sidhu|
|Discipline||Indian Sport Shooter|
|Known For||"The first Indian pistol shooter to reach number one in world rankings by the International Shooting Sport Federation."|
|Born||29 August 1989||Age||28|
|Nickname||Hometown||Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, India||Rank||No.1 (7 April 2014)|
|Height||163 cm / 5' 4''||Weight||51 kg / 112 lb|
|Ethnicity||Indian||Relationship Status||Married ( to Ronak Pandit, 7 Feb, 2013)|
Education and Family
|High School||Yadavindra Public School, Patiala||College||Gian Sagar Medical Institute.|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Dental Surgery|
|Father||Rajbir Sidhu (National Shooter)||Mother||Rominder Kaur Sidhu|
|Brother||Karanbir Sidhu (Younger, Shooter in the 10 metre air pistol event.)||Spouse||Ronak Pandit (Pistol Shooter)|
Heena Sidhu's Career
Sidhu, a right handed and right eye dominant shooter from India, was inspired by her father who was also a national sports shooter and began her shooting career in 2006 by participating in the national junior and senior teams from the Patiala Club.
By winning Bronze at Asian Shooting Championships 2007 in Kuwait, She started her International career, followed by her unbeaten performance at Hungarian Open and South Asian Federation Shooting Championship in 2008.
Then in 2009, She won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing and finished the national championship in Kerala at first place in the women's 10 m air pistol event.
Apart from winning a silver medal in the Women's 10m air pistol team event at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Heena Sidhu with Annu Raj Singh won a gold medal in the women's pairs 10 metre air pistol at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and silver in the singles.
She was also a member of the Indian team to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed in the women's 10-metre air pistol event, and finishing twelfth in the qualification round. She was also part of the official London Olympic Games film entitled First: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The film, written, produced and directed by Caroline Rowland followed a dozen first-time Olympic athletes as they prepared to compete in London.
And If we talk about the records, then also Heena Sidhu's career is full of achievements, whether it would be becoming the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals, or reaching at the number one position in world rankings by the International Shooting Sport Federation.
In 2016, She qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the women's 10-metre air pistol and the women's 25-metre pistol events, where she finished fourteenth and twentieth respectively in the qualifying rounds.
While in 2017, Shooter Heena Sidhu continued her terrific form winning gold in the women's 10m Air Pistol event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, after being the gold medalist at the ISSF World Cup final in New Delhi this year.
Achievements and Awards
- Asian Shooting Championships, 2007 Kuwait - Bronze in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- 2008 Hungary Open - Gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- South Asian Federation Shooting Championship, 2008 Islamabad - Gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- Munich Open, 2009 Germany - Gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- ISSF World Cup, 2009 Beijing - Silver in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- South Asian Championship 2009 - Silver in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- Asian Air Gun Championship, 2009 Doha - Bronze in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi - Silver in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi - Gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol (Team) Event
- ISSF World Cup 2013 Germany - Gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- ISSF World Cup 2014 Fort Benning, USA - Silver in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- Asian Games 2014 Incheon - Bronze in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- Asian Shooting Championships 2015 Kuwait - Gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event
- On 28 August 2014, Sidhu was conferred the Arjuna Award
- In 2016, Sidhu pulled out of the Asian Air Gun Championships in Tehran because Iran made the wearing of the hijab mandatory for female participants.
- ISSF World Cup 2017 New Delhi - Gold in 10 m air pistol mixed team with Jitu Rai
- Commonwealth Championships 2017 Brisbane - Gold in 10 m Air Pistol Event.