|Full Name||Heena Sidhu|
|Discipline||Indian Sport Shooter|
|Known For||“First Pistol shooter in the history of Indian Shooting, who reached at the world number one ranking by International Shooting 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)|
Heena Sidhu Family and Education
|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)|
Highlights From Heena Sidhu’s Career
- Heena Sidhu is a right-handed, and right eye dominant Indian shooter, whose inspiration was her own father who had also competed till national level in shooting.
- Her shooting career has belonged to the Patiala Club she played from, at National Junior and Senior levels championships.
- And at International level, Heena Sidhu left her own benchmark by winning a Bronze medal at Asian Shooting Championships 2007 in Kuwait. it was a start of a brilliant career you will witness with us in the entire story we provided below.
- After the first international medal, Heena Sidhu gave an unbeaten performance at Hungarian Open and South Asian Federation Shooting Championship, and remained unbeaten in both the tournaments in 2008.
- And she didn’t stop performing out of the box, not even in ISSF World Cup, Beijing. She clinched silver medal to add in her tally.
- At National Championship held in Kerala, she finished at the first place in women’s 10m air pistol event, and added yet another achievement her well-going career.
- Later, in 2010 Asian Games organised in Guangzhou, China, Heena Sidhu claimed a Silver medal in Women’s 10m air pistol team event.
- In the same year of Commonwealth Games, Heena Sidhu made her country proud by adding two more medals in their count, one with Annu Raj Singh (Gold) in a women’s pair event in 10m air pistol, 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 unfortunately finishing twelfth in the qualification round.
- “The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games”, a film which was written, produced, and directed by Caroline, Rowland, featured lots and lots of athletes participating first time in the Olympic Games. In those athletes, Heena Sidhu was also the part of that official film on London Olympic Games.
- And If we talk about the records, then also Heena Sidhu’s career is full of good thrill and 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 Sports Federation.
- After not getting performed with the skills she got in last Olympic, this time Heena Sidhu was 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 also 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 (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- 2008 Hungary Open – Gold (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- South Asian Federation Shooting Championship, 2008 Islamabad – Gold (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Munich Open, 2009 Germany – Gold (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- ISSF World Cup, 2009 Beijing – Silver (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- South Asian Championship 2009 – Silver (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Asian Air Gun Championship, 2009 Doha – Bronze (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi – Silver (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Commonwealth Games, 2010 Delhi – Gold (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Team Event.)
- ISSF World Cup 2013 Germany – Gold (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- ISSF World Cup 2014 Fort Benning, USA – Silver (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Asian Games 2014 Incheon – Bronze (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Asian Shooting Championships 2015 Kuwait – Gold (Women’s 10m Air Pistol Event.)
- Arjuna Award
- A true sportsmen ship, and fight against so-called superstition of the society, Heena Sidhu took her name out of the Asian Air Gun Championships in 2016, because of Iran goverment’s act of mandatory wearing the hijab for female participants.
- ISSF World Cup 2017 New Delhi – Gold (10 m air pistol mixed team with Jitu Rai.)
- Commonwealth Championships 2017 Brisbane – Gold (10 m Air Pistol Event.)