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Heena Sidhu

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Heena Sidhu

Born: 29 August 1989

  • She is an Indian sport shooter.
  • On 7 April 2014, She became the first Indian pistol shooter to reach number one in world rankings by the International Shooting Sport Federation.
  • In 2013, She became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals when she won the 10-metre air pistol event.
  • In 2014, She was the World record holder in the 10-metre air pistol event with a final score of 203.8.
  • She is right-handed and is right eye dominant.
  • In 2017, She won a gold medal in women’s 10-metre air pistol event at the Commonwealth shooting championships in Brisbane.
  • In 2016, She pulled out of the Asian Air Gun Championships in Tehran because Iran made the wearing of the hijab mandatory for female participants.
  • At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, She won a silver medal in the women’s 10-metre air pistol event 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.
  • On 28 August 2014, She has conferred the Arjuna Award.

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