Participants

Heena SIDHU

Heena SIDHU
    Shooting
Birth Date:  29 Aug 1989
Place of Birth:  Ludhiana
Country of birth:  IND
Age:  28
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  160
Weight (Kg):  53

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
SHO Shooting Women's 25m Pistol 1 Gold
Women's 10m Air Pistol 2 Silver

Heena SIDHU - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Women's 25m Pistol Finals 38 10 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Heena SIDHU - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 9:00
Women's 10m Air Pistol Qualification
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 12:00
Gold Medal Event Women's 10m Air Pistol Finals
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 9:00
Women's 25m Pistol Qualification Precision
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 10:30
Women's 25m Pistol Qualification Rapid
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 15:30
Gold Medal Event Women's 25m Pistol Finals
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRank
2014 Glasgow, SCO 10m Air Pistol Women 7
2010 Delhi, IND 10m Air Pistol Women 2
2010 Delhi, IND Pairs 10m Air Pistol Women 1

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 25m Pistol Women 20
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Air Pistol Women 14
2012 London, GBR 10m Air Pistol Women 12

World Championships
YearLocationEventRank
2014 Granada, ESP 10m Air Pistol Women 16
2010 Munich, GER 10m Air Pistol Women 12

Hobbies

Reading, drawing, sketching, painting, travelling, designing (heenasidhu.com, 24 May 2017; Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)


Occupation: Doctor and athlete (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017; issf-sports.org, 24 May 2017; firstpost.com, 19 Jul 2016)
Education: Dental surgery at Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, India
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Ronak PANDIT (IND) (Husband) (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017; indiatimes.com, 2 Aug 2016)


Position style: Right-hand, right-eye (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)
Sporting relatives

Husband, Ronak PANDIT (IND), won gold in the pairs 25m standard pistol at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. (indiatimes.com, 2 Aug 2016) Her father also won multiple medals at past Commonwealth Games. In total, the family has five Commonwealth golds. (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)


Injuries

Aggravated nerve tissue caused tremors in her shooting arm prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. "We believed the tremor was caused due to pressure as it was at a nascent stage, but when it didn't stop post-Rio, we got an MRI. I have been on rehab for the past seven months now." (indiatimes.com, 15 Jun 2017)


Reason: Participation in national championships earned her a certificate that aided admission to a dental surgery degree course under a sports quota. Was also interested in taking up a sport, she liked guns, so she started shooting. (hindustantimes.com, 13 Oct 2010; Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)
Ambition: To bring laurels for the country by winning an Olympic medal. (Facebook, 24 May 2017)
Memorable: Winning gold at the World Cup finals in 2013. (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)
Influence: Her husband, Ronak PANDIT (IND) (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)
Ritual: Stretching, warming up and dry-firing. (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017)
Additional information

BELMONT GOLD
Won gold in 10m air pistol at 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships at Belmont in October - a test event for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (shootingaustralia.org, 31 Oct 2017)


HOT SHOT
First Indian pistol shooter to be ranked world number one by International Shooting Sport Federation, in 2014. (indiatimes.com, 1 Aug 2016)


NO JAB
Pulled out of Asian Airgun Shooting Championships in Iran in 2016 because of the compulsory hijab rule for women athletes. "I am proud to be a sportsperson because people from different cultures, backgrounds, sexes, ideologies and religion come to compete together without any biases." (intoday.in, 19 Oct 2016)


MEDICAL
Works as a doctor. "As a student I always wanted to become a doctor. I wanted to know how the body works, how the mind works. It was very fascinating." (indiatimes.com, 2 Aug 2016)


LEARNING
Completing an online interior design course from the UK. "I love to study and gain more knowledge." (Athlete, 7 Dec 2017; indiatimes.com, 15 Jun 2017)

DEDICATION
Husband, Ronak PANDIT (IND), retired from shooting in order to prepare her for the London 2012 Olympic Games. "We have our share of arguments, but he listens to me and works according to what I want, rather than forcing his methods on me. You know ours is a perfect Bollywood story." (indiatimes.com, 15 Jun 2017)


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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