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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Personally, of two things I am certain; Abhknav will love this book to tatters, and I am glad somebody like Abhinav Bindra is part of an arena I am so fond of, and especially that it is in Indian Olympic sport, whose inhabitants need his voice and dedication more than those belonging to most other sporting arenas do.

A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold by Abhinav Bindra

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Little did I know the amazing story behind the medal! For warming up to the summer games in here is a book you should not miss.

Overall an entertaining book and a very very inspirational one. The writing is clear, incisive, refreshing, candid. Abhinav does a fine job of not over-dramatizing situations for the sake of building the story. Histlry longer one follows. Mar 07, Kashyap Maduri rated it really liked it. This book has thankfully shown me how biased and short sighted I was.

A must-read for every Indian sports lover to show what it takes to achieve a medal at the Olympics.

Santhosh Chada marked it as to-read May 01, In my book, Rohit Brijnath is the biggest and brightest star of the Indian sports writing universe.

One of the finest books on sport published in India? This is his first book. Spoken from an athlete’s perspective, it also outlines the bureaucracy that is Indian sports, the trials, the frustrations and the almost cynical contempt that he feels every time along with the adrenaline rush of victory. If you want a short binndra, it is that this book must be read.


This is a more detailed version of Colvin’s ‘ deliberate practice ‘, the upper slab of Gladwell’s average of 10, hours.

As reading material, they are often repetitive, and just as frequently lack any distinctive personality. Really brings the emotions out.

Histor have called this an outstanding book on sport, or on a sportsperson. 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 Olympic GOLD. A truly honest insight into a man obsessed with perfection. Here is a champion who is obsessed with achieving the pinnacle of the sport where the difference between olympic gold and disqualification can be very discouraging.

It was a brilliant journey to get into the mind of an Olympian, experiencing the constant tinkering, the minor improvements, the minuscule adjustments, the almost relentless obsession to constantly better oneself in the bidra fight with the mind. That gave me an insight on how I should plan my preparations. Next time a pressure situation emerges, you know its flavour.

I would like yistory conclude with an eventful quote of his: Once he reaches that it also talks about his emptiness in vindra life. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Abhinav BindraRohit Brijnath. An incredible chronicle, a revealing autobiographical story, an inspirational journey, and a moving personal and emotional account of the ups and downs of the path from a talented child with a hobby to a man who becomes the best in the st


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

This book has Abhinav talking to you direc One of the best books I have ever read and I am so proud that I did a little late but who cares.

At the end of the book, you will get to know not just about the sport of shooting but also about how athletes handle success and defeats. The book is only, and only, about his shooting.

Nov 23, Reya Kempley rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a fascinating story form the start that I found my self not wanting to put Down.

There are several lessons in the pursuit of excellence, the role of teams even in individual sports, and human vagaries that plague even One of the most hostory 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. This is a game which does not have the enormous fanfare that football, cricket or even tennis have. No trivia or quizzes yet. If you follow a sport, this book is a must read.

You watch sports on television and read about it in the news, you celebrate the triumphs and move on. The buildup to the Beijing Gold is written in detail and reads like a thriller movie finale.