Heena Sidhu Biography [Age State Caste Husband Name] Gold Medal In Commonwealth 2018
If you think that women don’t gel well with fire arms, then it is time to take note of the Indian female shooters in the Common Wealth Games. The shooters have proved their capabilities time and again in national as well as international sporting events. The latest female shooter, who had made the country proud in 2018 CWG, is none other than Heena Sidhu. Her past tract record made her a strong contender for a medal in these games, and she has not disappointed the nation.
|2.||Date of Birth||29 August, 1989|
|5.||Place of Birth||Ludhiana in Punjab|
|6.||Current Location||Goregaon in Mumbai|
|11.||Body Type||Slim and athletic|
|14.||Husband’s Name||Ronak Pandit|
|16.||School||Yadavindra Public School|
|17.||College||Gian Sagar Medical Institute|
|19.||National Junior Championship||2006 – India|
ISSF World Cup
|2009 – 10 m air pistol – Beijing – Silver|
2013 – Pistol shooting – Munich, Germany – Gold
|21.||National Championship||2006 – 10 m air pistol – Kerala (India) – Gold|
|22.||Asian Games||2010 – Women’s 10m air pistol team – Guangzhou, China – silver|
Common Wealth Games
|2010 – 10 metre air pistol (single) –|
2018 – 25m air pistol – Gold Coast, Queensland – Gold
2017 – 10 m air pistol – Brisbane – Gold
|2012 – London – Participant|
2016 – Rio de Janeiro – Participant
|25.||Indian National Shooting trials||2014 – Air Pistol – India – First place|
Date of birth
Heena Sidhu was born in Ludhiana that is located in the state of Punjab. The Sidhu family welcomed their daughter on the 29 August, 1989. She showed interest in sports from a young age. But her family encouraged her to pursue her academic achievements as well. Luckily, her parents were open to her decision to obtain training in shooting.
Heena comes from a sports family. Both her father and brother were professional shooters. Her brother was known for his skills in 10m air pistol shooting. So, it was obvious that she will follow their path. Thanks to her uncle, she has a close association with guns from an early age. Her uncle was a noted gunsmith in the area. Once she was old enough to handle firearms, her father started her pistol training in their home itself. She married a fellow shooter, Ronak Pandit on 7th February, in the year 2013.
During her younger days, she took admission in Yadavindra Public School in Patiala to attain basic education. Once she finished her schooling, she showed interest in purposing dental surgery from Gian Sagar Medical Institute. She succeeded in attaining the medical degree in 2013.
- Heena made her first appearance in the professional shooting arena in 2006. Back then, she was a member of Patiala Club. She was selected in the senior and junior national shooting team.
- She represented India in 2009 at the ISSF World Cup that was organized in Beijing. She was able to secure the silver medal in the event.
- In 2009, she also participated in the National Championship that took place in Kerala. Here, she was able to dominate other participants, and secured the gold medal.
- Next she was seen in the Women’s 10m air pistol shooting group. It was during the Asian Games that was organized in Guangzhou in China. She had to settle with second position and shared the position with Sonia Rai and Annu Raj Singh.
- During the Common Wealth Games in 2010, Heena was able to take an upper hand on other shooters, and secured a gold medal for herself. In the singles shooting event, she secured a silver medal.
- The Summer Olympics was held at London in 2012. In that event, she was a member of the Indian contingent. She was able to secure 12th position in the qualification rounds for women’s 10 metre air pistol event.
- The next ISSF World Cup Finals was organized at Munich in 2013. At the event, she managed to attain 203.8 points, which was enough to escalate her position to number one, by beating former world champions.
- In the trails of Indian National Shooting that took place in 2014, Heena was able to hold on to her number one position, by defeating her rival Rahi Sarnobat in air pistol shooting.
- She also took part in the Summer Olympics in 2016, which took places in Rio de Janeiro. She came 14th and 12th in the qualifying rounds of 10 meter and 25 meter pistol shooting qualifiers.
- During the 2017 Common Wealth Games that was organized in Brisbane, Heena proved her mettle by securing the gold for her nation. She did so in the 10m air pistol event.
- She was all set to take part in the Asian Air Gun Championships that was organized in Tehran in 2016. But due to the strict dress code that was imposed on the female participants, she withdrew her name.
For her excellent performance in the field of sports, and her victories, which put India on the map of international shooting map, the central government honored her with a well-deserved Arjuna Award in 2014. It was the best pre-birthday gift that she could have received as the event was held on 28th of August, just one day before her birthday.
Heena started her journey at an early age, in the year 2006. Her training and hard work had paid off with her recent success in the Commonwealth games. She is young and will be able to represent India in other prestigious sporting events as well. If she continues on her current path, then India can hope to win an Olympic medal as well.