Another feather in India’s cap at the Commonwealth Games 2018— shooter Heena Sandhu. This incredible 28 year old won a gold yesterday in 25m pistol shooting at Belmont shooting centre in Brisbane. Having bagged a silver in 10m air pistol event, this was her second medal in the tournament. FabFit salutes this young achiever!
Talking of her first individual gold medal Heena Sandhu said:
“I am really feeling good, this being my first medal in this event. I am still learning. Medals like these bolster your confidence and help you enjoy what you are doing.”
As she rightly points out, it is crucial to enjoy what you do. The right admixture of confidence, belief and passion goes a long way in deciding success that shall be ours. Further, learning curve must always be dynamic. Taking lessons at each life-stage is crucial for one to grow. This young gold medalist says, she too is still learning!
India winning accolades in sports tells a great deal about the renewed faith and enthusiasm in sports as not just a passion but also a career choice. And young sportspersons like Sandhu provide the exact inspiration needed for the young generation to follow suit. the right determination and attitude are key to achieve the aim one may have set.
Who is Heena Sandhu
- In 2013, Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals when she won the 10 metre air pistol event.
- On 7 April 2014, Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to reach number one in world rankings by the International Shooting Sport Federation.
- In 2014, Sidhu was the World record holder in the 10 metre air pistol event with a final score of 203.8.
- Hailing from Goregaon, Mumbai, Sidhu acquired a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
- Her father was a national sports shooter. Her brother is also a shooter in the 10 metre air pistol event.
FabFit congratulates the young achiever as she brings laurels to the nation and sets the right precedent for the young generation of the country to follow. Right training and choices at the right time go a long way in promising a bright sports career.
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