Shooter Heena Sidhu Pulls Out of Iran Event Due to Compulsory Hijab Rule

Updated: 29 October 2016 16:08 IST

Heena Sidhu took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to list out the reasons behind her decision to withdraw from Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Tehran.

Shooter Heena Sidhu Pulls Out of Iran Event Due to Compulsory Hijab Rule
This isn't the first time Heena Sidhu has pulled out from a shooting competition in Iran. © PTI

Top Indian shooter Heena Sidhu has withdrawn from the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Tehran due to a rule that forces female competitors to wear 'hijab'.

Heena, who is the defending champion, took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to list out the reasons behind her decision.

The competition's website clearly states that female participants will have to comply by the rules of the Islamic Republic of Iran when in comes to a dress code.

Interestingly, this isn't the first time Heena has pulled out from a shooting competition in Iran.

Heena Sidhu competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics and won a gold medal in the 10m air pistol at the 2013 World Championship.

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Highlights
  • Heena Sidhu has withdrawn from the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship
  • This isn't the first time Heena has pulled out from an event in Iran
  • Heena won gold medal in the 10m air pistol at the 2013 World Championship
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