Heena Sidhu brought up in Patiala, and born on 29 August 1989, in Ludhiana. She is an ace Indian shooter, the first Indian Pistol shooter to be Ranked World No.1 (as on 7 April’2014) by ISSF, the first Indian Pistol shooter to have won a Gold medal in the 2013 ISSF World Cup Finals -Pistol in 10 metre Air Pistol event. She thus, became the third Indian shooter after Anjali Bhagwat (2003) and Gagan Narang (2008) to win a Gold medal in a Rifle/Pistol World Cup Finals. She along with Annu Raj Singh won the gold medal in women’s Pairs 10 metre air pistol at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In honor of her international achievements, Heena Sidhu was conferred the prestigious Arjuna Award along with 13 other athletes at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the 28th of August 2014 by the Hon’ble President of India.
It is a chance for Heena to make history as no Indian woman shooter has ever won an individual medal at the Olympic games.