Asian Games 2018: Heena Sidhu


Heena Sidhu won bronze model in Asian Games 2018. 28-year-old Sidhu won the medal in 10m air pistol. The shooting took place at the Jakabaring Shooting Range. Her final score is 219.3. She landed in a bronze medal at Asian Games 2018. The gap between her and Wang Qian (gold medalist) is 0.1. Wang scored 240.3 while the silver medalist Kim Minjung scored 237.6. On the 21st shot, she produced 10.8 followed by 9.6 shot. Though at qualification stage she was in 13th and 17th places, her winning made remarkable.

16-year-old Manu Bhaker who did well at qualification stage lost at fifth place scoring 176.2. Heena told PTI that her efforts made her reach finals and win the medal. She also said that she expected to be in a mixed team as well. With this bronze medal, India received the 23rd medal in the Asian Games 2018 and 9th medal in shooting.

Personal Life of Asian Games 2018 bronze medalist

Heena Sidhu was born on 29th August 1989 to a national sports shooter Rajbir Sidhu. Sidhu who resides in Mumbai has done her Bachelors in Dental Surgery. In 2013, she married to the pistol shooter, Ronak Pandit. Ronak Pandit acts as a coach to the Asian Games 2018 bronze medalist Heena.  She has a 10m air pistol shooter brother.

career growth

She began her career in 2006. At Bejing, in 2009 at the ISSF world cup, she won a silver medal.  She won 6 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 3 bronze medals in various games. Her medals include form world cup, commonwealth games, Asian games. In 2014, she received Arjuna Award. In 2018 commonwealth games, she broke the record by winning the gold medal. The International Shooting Sports Federation ranked her world number one. The first Indian pistol shooter won a gold medal in ISSF world cup finals. She created a world record with a score of 203.8 at an event of 10m air pistol.

We congratulate 28-year-old Heena Sidhu, star shooter of India for winning a bronze medal in the tough competition.


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