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10 Things You Need to Know About World Cup Gold Champion Shooter Heena Sidhu!

Meet Heena Sidhu, India’s pride at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol series.

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She hits the bullseye with every determined shot she takes! Three thousand miles from London,
shooter Heena Sidhu triumphed and bagged a gold for India at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Rifle/Pistol series.

For all those busy looking up who this ‘champion shooter’ is, take a seat. We are here to make life easy. Presenting to you, 10 things you need to know about the inspiring World Champion, Heena Sidhu!

1. Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to reach number one in world rankings in April 2014.

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2. Her father taught her the basics of the sport in their home’s driveway.

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3. She became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals in 2013.

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4. Sidhu was a World record holder in the 10metre air pistol event with a final score of 203.8 in 2014.

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5. She was conferred the Arjuna Award in 2013 by the President of India.

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6. Sidhu is right-handed and is right-eye dominant.

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7. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in dental surgery.

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8. She grew up around guns as her uncle is a professional gunsmith and gun customizer.

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9. She is married to 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist pistol shooter Ronak Pandit.

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10. Last, but not the least, she pulled out of the 2016 Asian Air Gun Championships in Tehran because women participants had to wear a hijab.

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To Heena Sidhu and all women athletes who slay, more power to you!

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