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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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Mar 06, Shraishth Jain rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page.

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A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Aman rated it really liked it Feb 02, The book is written like a personal conversation cum Quest-Story, and focuses on no one achievement.

A self-confessed shy guy, this book shows that shooters or person from any sport for that matter can have eclectic sense of humor. Steve Waugh was as clever, he knew how to summon the best in himself. 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.

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His story is about one mans search for excellence and his refusal to demand anything less than the best of himself. I’m an ardent fan of Rohit Brijnath’s writing. It’s for these experiences that you read books, don’t you?

The book is only, and only, about his shooting. Retrieved from ” https: Must read for those who love sports autobiography. 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.


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

The biggest point that I found my self relating was when he talk about how he competed at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs for winter air gun the same event that I’ve been to twice now. Having driven himself to become a great shooter, he was poised to win gold at the Athens Olympics in Veracity marked it as to-read Oct 18, To what extent he went, to gain that minute little more, is amazing to know.

I loved reading this book every day. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Apr 07, Karthick Pm rated it it was amazing. An amazing read for anyone on the quest for excellence. Like a skilled craftsmen he studied shooting.

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. The buildup to the Beijing Gold is written in detail and reads like a thriller movie finale.

A must-read for every Indian sports lover to show what it takes to achieve a medal at the Olympics. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Sep 24, Upen rated it really liked it.

A Shot at History: Dec 03, Sri rated it it was amazing.

Others have called abginav an outstanding book on sport, or on a sportsperson. His pursuit of his defining medal so far was certainly single minded, but I didn’t find it obsessive. This is most likely because the book is written with a deft hand, and nothing is dwelt upon too much.

In my book, Rohit Brijnath is the biggest and brightest star of the Indian sports writing universe. The lengths he went to in terms of time and effort, attention to detail, experimentation, personal growth, plus the setbacks he had to overcome – this man is a champion.


This book is a must read for any sports buff to see and understand what it takes to be an olympic gold medallist in a country like ours where anything but positivity shrouds the games. This also tells us that it is not only the ‘rags to riches’ success stories that are inspiring. This book has Abhinav talking to you directly candid and sbot He admits he is a bit berserk because that is needed to win a Gold.

He tal What goes on in the making of a champion? And that is why everyone should read this book.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Similarly, the shooter’s future abhinnav through unexplained at various points and is elaborated upon later in the book. You don’t think about it much. It’s is a must read by every Indian sports fan who wants to know about the plight of athletes participating bijdra Olympics and the lack of organisational skills of the Indian Olympic committee.

How the meaning of victory changes with time. Abhinav does a fine job of not over-dramatizing situations for the sake of building the story. Dec 09, Ankur Vohra rated it really liked it. It is also the story of managing great success, about learning to lose and about hidtory to win again. So much so, that one could finish this book in a single sitting.

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

Other virtues include humour and naked honesty. That speaks for the quality of the writing. I have had fits of laughter reading Marathi books when my parents thought I had gone insane.