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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Dec 09, Ankur Vohra rated it really liked it. I simply think it’s an outstanding book. It explains the intricacies of shooting and explains how a 5mm increase in the sole of a shooter’s shoe is the difference between winning a gold medal and winning nothing. Nov 11, Manoj Bharathi rated it it was amazing.

A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

It is very loose and it would help if you had listened to how we Abhiinav speak english and express our opinions. Return to Book Page. Jun 16, Alokmahajan rated it it was amazing. Many sportsman memoirs are about conveying a point of view, pushing an agenda or glorifying themselves. Really abginav the emotions out.

He brings to us a scientific and logical analysis of the sport as well as a detailed insight into his single-mindedness towards the sport. First the innocence of a first kiss.

The book is written from the heart and co-author Rohit Brijnath has captured the essence of what it takes to be a elite athlete. Navneet Singh rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Nov 29, Luke Carson rated it it was amazing. Satu marked it as to-read May 30, Others have called this an outstanding book on sport, or on a sportsperson. He is more soldier than artist, he bats unhurriedly but with the stubbornness of a priest whose faith is being challenged. After it was released on October 20,at nationwide stores by Hapercollins, Union Sports minister Ajay Maken formally released the book on October 27,at a function in New Delhi.

To ask other readers questions about A Shot at Historyplease sign up. Binddra is a must read by every Indian sports fan who wants to know sho the plight of athletes participating in Olympics and the lack of organisational skills India’s top sports writer with Abhinav Bindra has given us this master piece. The more I read I found the same mistakes that he made during practice and training that I made myself when I started to compeat and train.


It was comical for me as he to recall story’s form his coach tell This was a fascinating story form the start that I found my self not wanting to put Down. Thank you for this. In this book, Bindra tells that only hunger for success and inner desire helps anyone to achieve his or her dreams.

A Shot at History This revised and updated edition brings the shooters life up to date and adds to the book his experience at the London Olympics in Vikrant marked it as to-read Aug 25, 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. The readers can see for themselves how he left no stone unturned in his preparation even though all the results may not add up on the Big day.

I was just playing with the idea and happened to read the prologue and it sent shivers down my spine. You run through pain and a barrier breaks down.

That rich doesn’t necessarily mean spoilt. 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 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. His poetic stretches of prose describing Federer at his peak were my first introduction to how writing on sports can qualify as high literature.

The swear words sometimes abhinavv to add weight to the sentiment which again felt like a conversation bundra a friendand a smattering of Abbhinav words added to this feeling of familiarity for me.

Because winners are not made on the day of victory, but they are prepared over a long course of time when they have to mold themselves in the cast of greatness.


One thing that he shares at a very bitter note is his experiences with Indian Sports official. The integrity, sincerity and courage he has displayed in standing up to inept Indian Sports Officials underline the words on the page indeed, a fair few nistory dedicated to the officialsand for an Indian sport fan just add to the authenticity of those words, for who suffers most under the heavy handed administration after the athletes themselves?

Mohit Agnihotri marked it as to-read Nov 05, 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. He always recognized me and said hello during my time there. Hard work is a talent.

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India’s top sports writer with Abhinav Bindra has given us this master piece. Open Preview See a Problem? But, at the same time, we are made aware that developments binrra being made in other sports as well in this ‘Cricket-loving’ nation. Sport, mind you, not only Indian sport, although I cheer for Indian athletes more enthusiastically than those representing other nations. This fact should not take the credit of his work histtory has created history.

You don’t think about it much. The book also highlights the unique situation faced by an Olympic contestant. Retrieved from ” https: This is written in the style of Abhinav talking to you directly, even as he bindfa practises, introspects, ruminates, reflects, commits, and carries us along with him on his quest. Bindra also offers the reader a peek into the shooting culture and community of India, which is eye-opening. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what it takes to earn an olympic gold medal in a niche sport like shooting that too in the Indian setting.

Note 2 Monday, 20th October Aabhinav language of the book is surely not its strong point.