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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India’s top sports writer with Abhinav Bindra has given us this master piece. Read it if you love sport. He also talks about how ill competent our sports authorities are and how red tapism kills growing athletes. However, my dad made my dream his dream. A wonderful account of his personal life, this well-chronicled memoir never fails to steal an innocent smile because of its warmth in narration.

Retrieved from ” https: Often the marksman refers to his methods as obsessive, as have other people since.

Apr shor, Madhumita Bharde rated it it was amazing. This was different from any world that I was aware of and he is different from any human that I know of.

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

Jul 04, Vageesha rated it really liked it. Thanks abhjnav telling us about the problem. The last few chapters of the book are truly memorable – the Beijing final, the craziness after it and finally, Bindra’s say on the state of Indi A must-read for every Indian sports lover to show what it takes to achieve a medal at the Olympics.

The signature of his greatness is commitment and a parallel is to be found an ocean away in Australia. I would like to conclude with an eventful quote of his: Jul 08, Vinayak Hegde rated it it was amazing Shelves: Given the latter, I was assured of quality, but I wondered before purchase how much of this would be in Abhinav’s “voice”. It also historry a rare peek into the sjot fanatical persistence required to become a world-class sportsperson or musician.

Sep 08, Venu Nair rated it it was amazing. Steve Waugh was as clever, he knew how to summon the best in himself. It was brief and I knew little of him except that he was a dedicated shooter from India. Years of consistent hard work result in a few moments of reckoning and if all goes well, then a few moments of glory – only to focus on the next competition, the next goal.


As he recalled the scene of the event I could picture it perfectly reminding me of the time I spent out there competing.

Pick up this book and you will be surprised on how amazing this is. So there blndra no sch This is written in the style of Abhinav talking to you directly, even as he relentlessly practises, introspects, ruminates, reflects, commits, and carries us along with him on his quest.

Sairaj marked it as to-read Dec 16, He brings to us a scientific vindra logical analysis of the sport as well as a detailed insight into his single-mindedness towards the sport.

To summarize It’s a Book not only sports people can read but each and every human being who is striving for something to achieve can definitely read and Abhinav goes into the core of explaining what is perfection means – and how it feels. Return to Book Page. He tal What goes on in the making of a champion? Not many auto biographies are page turners but this binxra surely is.

Read it even if you dont. I guess every Indian needs to know his story.

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. Other virtues include humour and naked honesty. Dec 25, Ashish K rated it it was amazing. What will be your views about a person, who has won the only individual Gold Medal in Summer Olympics from the second most populated country in the world, whose sports structure has been in shackles from time immemorial?

He saw that I was just releasing my frustration. It’s for these experiences that you read books, don’t you?

A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

No trivia or quizzes yet. I have had fits of laughter reading Marathi books when my parents abhonav I had gone insane. To ask other readers questions about A Shot at Historyplease sign up.


Abhinav Bindra, Rohit Brijnath Abhinav Bindra is Indias first and only individual Olympic gold medalist and also the first Indian to win a world championship gold.

It’s is a must read by every Indian sports fan who wants to know about the plight of athletes participating in Olympics and the lack of organisational skills of the Indian Olympic committee. There are several lessons in the pursuit of excellence, binndra 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, bidra otherwise is typical of indian sporting narratives.

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

Ashish Khetan rated it it abhonav amazing May 31, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 20, Sameer rated it it was amazing. It was comical for me as he to recall story’s form his coach telling him trigger control, grip, and front sight forces over histort over again to him the same as my coaches have said to me dozens of times now as I practice. This book is full of encouraging thoughts, powerful emotions for positivity and amazing determination to achieve personal goal.

May 15, Hariprasad rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The book is written like a personal conversation cum Quest-Story, and focuses on no one achievement. He says that a cricketer or a Professional golfer has many matches or tournaments to prove himself in a single year if he fails in one, but an Olympian has to wait 4 long years to prove himself if he fails once. Roshni Iyer rated it it was abhhinav Jul 28,

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