Heena Sidhu Indian Women Shooter – Family, Career & Achievements

Heena Sidhu age (27 as on published date) is an Indian Shooter. She is the first Indian Pistol shooter to win the gold medal in 10 meters air pistol event in 2013 at ISSF world cup finals. she was ranked the world No.1 by ISSF (as on 7 April 2014) and she became third Indian shooter after Anjali Bhagwat (2003) and Gagan Narang (2008) to win the gold medal in the world cup.

Heena Sidhu Arjuna Award

heena Sidhu arjuna award

Heena became the first Indian shooter to seemed on ISSF coverpage for the first time ever from the formation of National Rifle Association of India on 17 April 1951 World record holder in 10 meter air pistol event with a final score of 203.8. In respect to her achievements, she was honoured with Arjuna award in 2014 by President of India. Heena Sidhu pulls out of shooting championship in Iran due to compulsory hijab rule in 2016 at Asian Air Gun Championships in Tehran.

Medal Records

Gold – 8
Silver – 8
Bronze – 3

Personal Life & Family

Heena Sidhu was born on 29 August 1989 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Her Father Mr.Rajbir Sidhu National Shooter himself an officer in Punjab Excise and Taxation Department, Mother Rominder Kaur Sidhu and her younger brother Karanbir Sidhu has also represented India at the same event.

Heena Sidhu Family

heena sidhu family

She completed her BDS ( Bachelor of Dental science) in Gian Sagar Medical Institute and schooling at Yadavindra Public School, Patiala. Her Uncle Inderjit Sidhu is a professional Gun-Smith and a Guns customizer, which played the key role for her to take up shooting as a professional Sport.

Heena Sidhu Husband (wedding, marriage)

Heena sidhu wedding

Her Father, being a National shooter himself, he supported her in taking up shooting as a profession. On 7 February 2013 Heena got Married to Ronak Pandit himself pistol shooter and now she lives in Mumbai.

Henna Sidhu Haircut

henna sidhu haircut

Physical Status

Height – 5.4′ (163cm)
Weight – 50.5kg (111lb) (appox)
Hobbies – Painting and Sketching

Heena in Saree

Heena in Saree

Career & Achievements

Heena Sidhu has been a practising shooter since 2006 when she was in 12th standard and by the end of that year she made it into the National Junior Team and started participating in different events from 2007 and played for Patiala club. She is a right-handed shooter right being her focusing eye

Heena Sidhu and Jitu Rai Gold Medal in ISSF

Sidhu and Jithu rai
2007 Kuwait, Asian Shooting Championships Heena won the Bronze medal in Women’s 10M Air pistol (Maiden)
In the year 2008 Heena won 2 gold medals in Hungarian Open and South Asian Federation Shooting Championship held in Islamabad and Hungary in Women’s 10M Air pistol event

silver medal in ISSF World Cup 2009 at Beijing and 1st position in the women’s 10m air pistol at the national championship 2009, Kerala.

At 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi Henna Sidhu won Gold in Team and silver in the Individual event along with Annu Rai Singh

Heena Sidhu and Manu Bhaker

Heena Sidhu and Manu Bhaker

In 2018 Commonwealth Games Heena clinched silver in the 10m air pistol along with Debut 16 years old shooter Manu Bhasker and a Gold medal in the women’s 25-metre air pistol event.

She broke the Commonwealth Games record of 38 in winning the gold medal.

Gold Medal for Heena Sidhu in 2010 CWG

Gold Medal for heena in 2010 CWG
The 2012 London Olympic Games was Sidhu’s first Olympic Games. She competed in the Women’s 10-metre air pistol event, finishing 12th in the qualification round.

She was also part of the movie “FIRST: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games” written, produced and directed by Caroline Rowland which follows a dozen first-time Olympic athletes on their journey from their homes in different corners of the globe to meet their fate in London [Olympic Games].

Heena Sidhu & Shweta Sharma Bangs Gold in Asian Shooting

heena sindhu & shweta sharma bangs gold in Asian shooting

In 2013, She won the Gold Medal every shooter dream of winning the medal in ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) world cup finals held in Germany for this ISSF has decided to feature her on the cover page for her incredible win2014 Asian Games. Heena won Bronze medal in Women’s 25m Air Pistol (Team)

Sidhu qualified to her second Olympics held in Rio in 2016, in the Women’s 10-metre air pistol and Women’s 25-meter pistol events. She finished 14th in the Women’s 10-metre air pistol and 20th in the Women’s 25-meter pistol in the qualification rounds and failed to enter the finals of both the events

Heena Sidhu in Rio Olympics

heena in Summer Olympic 2016
In 2016 she has pulled out of the Asian Air Gun Championships in Tehran because Iran made wearing of ‘hijab’ mandatory for women participants.

Heena Gold medal in 2017

Shooter Heena Sidhu proceeded with her awesome shape this year winning gold in the Female’ 10m Air Pistol occasion at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Brisbane on Tuesday. She scored 240.8 in the last to beat Australian Elena Galiabovitch, who shot 238.2 to make due with silver. Bronze went to Kristy Gillman (213.7) of Australia.

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