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Abhinav Bindra once shot out of in practice six times in a row and walked out of the range unhappy. He is a perfectionist who once soled his shoes with. A Shot At History. My Obsessive Journey To Olympic Gold. Abhinav Bindra / Rohit Brijnath No Comments | Write Review. A Shot at History. My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond. Abhinav Bindra / Rohit Brijnath No Comments | Write.

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That said, I don’t commonly read books by sportspersons. Loved the chapters where Abhinav talks about his rich upbringing, his introvert nature, his training days before the Beijing Olympics, his sarcastic digs at Suresh Kalmadi and of course the Zt GOLD. It’s for these experiences that you read books, don’t you?

About the content – his coauthor here is probably one of Indias least understood and appreciated sportsmen. Metin Kaya rated it it was amazing Dec 29, There are several lessons in the pursuit of excellence, hitsory role of teams even in individual sports, and human vagaries that plague even One of the most honest autobiographies that I’ve read, Abhinav Bindra has revealed his vulnerable and obsessive self with minimal public relations veil, which otherwise is typical of indian sporting narratives.

He is currently a senior correspondent with The Straits Times in Singapore. The insights and the experiences shared avhinav Bindra are amazing because it tells us about the bkndra from which winners are made.

And because his win was a dream which is too good a story to ignore! So, it seems to me that the shooting professionals have the q self motivation to pursue their sport. He denies that only abhinavv best training, coaches can lead to anyone’s success. Histor book also highlights the unique situation faced by an Olympic contestant. It explains the intricacies of shooting and explains how a 5mm increase in the sole of a shooter’s shoe is the difference between winni A shot at history is a short but intense account of Abhinav Bindra’s quest for that elusive Olympic Gold.


Later, a relief that you expect and demand of yourself. It’s for thes Bang on target. The swear words sometimes used to add weight to the sentiment which again felt like a conversation with a friendand a smattering of Hindi words added to this feeling of familiarity for me. Oct 28, Santosh Puranik rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

And also into the thoughts of Abhinav Bindra, a self conquered introvert, who is in fact ready by all means to shout out whatever he has learnt, to inspire one more shooter, to shoot for India. Every Indian and every 10m air rifle shooter should consider reading this book. It’s is a must read by every Indian sports fan who hixtory to know about the plight of athletes participating in Olympics and the lack of dhot skills binda the Indian Olympic committee. Mar 06, Shraishth Jain rated it it was amazing.

And he was more interested in my ability to shoot the 10s. His book also mentions how the Gold brought an end to his devoted quest as well as the century old wait for the elusive individual Olympic gold of a country.

I wept through most of ‘Gone with the Wind’ and just wouldn’t stop. Too much and you have a hurricane, histoyr little and you suffocate. You’ve inspired countless shooters everywhere, and shown your own country that the sky is the limit. However, my dad made my dream his dream.

I simply think it’s an outstanding book. Mar 01, Subham Chatterjee rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Shot at History: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book captures in great detail Bindra’s inspiring journey to that gold that had been elusive for decades and what went on in his mind during the big matches.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Athletes who have been approached to publish the story of their lives have abhiinav created a market for it through their feats, and much of their struggle is well known to a fan of their sport Jun 16, Alokmahajan rated it it was amazing.

The book never runs out of content, and when something is reiterated, it is done skillfully enough that it doesn’t feel as though I am revisiting a previous sentiment. As he recalled the scene of the event I could picture it perfectly reminding me ahbinav the time I spent out there competing.

And that is why everyone should read this book.

A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond by Abhinav Bindra

His obsession to the point of extreme exhaustion is inspiring. If you’ve never competed in sport, you will gain an appreciation of what some are willing to go through to reach their potential Nov 11, Manoj Bharathi rated it it was amazing. It is very loose and it would help if you had listened to how we Indians speak english and express our opinions. Pick up this book and you will be surprised on how amazing this is.

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