|Born: 29 August 1989,
Ludhiana, Punjab, India
|Residence: Mumbai, India|
|Coach: Ronak Pandit|
Event- Shooting(10m and 25m air pistol)
This girl reached OLYMPICS in just 6 years.
Heena Sidhu was born and brought up in Patiala. She is an ace Indian shooter, the first Indian Pistol shooter to be Ranked World No.1 (as on 7 April’2014) by ISSF, the first Indian Pistol shooter to have won a Gold medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup Finals -Pistol in 10 metre Air Pistol event. She thus, became the third Indian shooter after Anjali Bhagwat (2003) and Gagan Narang (2008) to win a Gold medal in a Rifle/Pistol World Cup Finals. She along with Annu Raj Singh won the gold medal in women’s Pairs 10 metre air pistol at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Heena (384) and Annu (375) won the 14th gold medal for India from the shooting range. She also won a silver medal in the singles event. She is also the first Indian shooter who has appeared on the ISSF magazine’s cover page for the first time ever since the National Rifle Association of India was formed on 17 Apr 1951. Sidhu, is the Finals World record holder in 10 metre air pistol event with a final score of 203.8.
Her other notable achievements include winning 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.
Sidhu made it to the Indian squad that represented the nation in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She competed in the Women’s 10 metre air pistol event, finishing 12th in the qualification round.
The 2012 London Olympic Games was Sidhu’s firstOlympic Games.In 2014 National Shooting trials, Sidhu won by 0.1 point from another World Cup gold medalist Indian Shooter, Rahi Sarnobat in women’s air pistol event.