CWG 2018: Unknown facts about Heena Sidhu who wins gold in women’s 25m pistol shooting
CWG 2018: Unknown facts about Heena Sidhu..Indian sport shooter Heena Sidhu on Tuesday clinched the gold medal in women’s 25m pistol shooting at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Sidhu set a Commonwealth Games record of 38 points. Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch clinched the silver medal with a score of 35 while Malaysia’s Alia Sazana Azahari claimed the bronze with 26 points.
This is Sidhu’s second medal at the event. She had earlier won a silver medal in women’s 10m air pistol. The gold medal went to 16 year old Manu Bhaker.
Heena struggled with her opening couple of shots in the Precision round with disappointing efforts of 95 and 93 before recovering somewhat with a 98 in her third and last attempt.
Heena started the Rapid round poorly as well as she could only manage a 95 in her opening attempt. But she saved her best for her last two shots, firing consecutive scores of 99 to zoom to the third spot.
Some unknown facts about Heena Sidhu
- Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to reach first position in world rankings in April 2014.
- She became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals in 2013.
- Her father, Rajbir Sidhu was a National Level Shooter himself while her uncle, Inderjit Sidhu is a professional gunsmith and gun customizer.
- In 2014 Sidhu made a World record in the 10m air pistol event with a final score of 203.8.
- She was conferred the Arjuna Award in 2013 by the President of India.
- She has interests in various other fields like loves sketching, painting and is also fond of music and poetry.
- She holds a Bachelor’s degree in dental surgery.
- She is married to 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist pistol shooter Ronak Pandit.