Indian Shooting Champion: Heena Sindhu

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

While there’s no doubt that the Indian shooting scene has been dominated by male shooters in today’s times, there are also a few female shooters who have been doing very well on the international circuit and one among them is 25-year-old Heena Sidhu.

The Ludhiana-born shooter clinched as many as 4 Gold medals at the 2008 Hungarian Open in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol category and they won 2 more Gold in the same category at the 2008 SAF Shooting Championships in Islamabad.

The Gold rush for her continued the following year as well, as she emerged on top of the podium once again, this time in the 2009 Munich Open where she won Gold in both the individual as well as team categories of the 50m Air pistol event.