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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Feb 25, Anand rated it it was amazing.

A Shot at History: 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. Bindra also offers the reader a peek into the shooting culture and community of India, which is eye-opening. Similarly, the shooter’s future peaks through unexplained at various points and is elaborated upon later in the book.

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

One of the best books I have ever read and I am so proud that I did a little late but who cares. I can’t say what Particularly I liked about this Book because it’s a not a fiction – It’s true account of his whole life; Involves chicken-hearted shy boy, Obsessive shooter, an insecure man who craves for perfection and a fulfilled human being who won a gold medal for India and made whole country proud. Ashton rated it it was amazing Nov 02, A Shot at History: After reading the first chapter I could ag the exact same want a will that Abhinav had when he stared shooting at his young age that I had in my self when Abihnav started as well as what I still see in myself.

It was comical for me as he to recall story’s form his coach telling him trigger control, grip, and front sight forces over and over again to him the same as my coaches have said to me dozens of times now as I practice.


The writing is lucid.

A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

Vikrant marked it as to-read Aug 25, He won the medal in the metre air hixtory category, which made him India’s first ever individual gold medalist; this victory came after received the seventh rank at the Athens Olympics.

Kanchan marked it as to-read Dec 25, 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.

Mar 11, Rajesh rated it it was amazing. Must read for those who love sports autobiography.

There are passages where events of the past are being recounted, and in some sentences in those passages the tense used is the present tense, while in others it is the past tense. But once in a while, the curtain lifts and you see all the machinery being all the triumphs – the blood, sweat and tears that go into the making of the champions.

It was brief and I knew little of him except that he was a dedicated shooter from India. It explains the intricacies of shooting and explains how a 5mm increase in the sole of a shooter’s shoe is the difference binda winni A shot at history is a short but intense account of Abhinav Bindra’s quest for that elusive Olympic Gold.

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

Sport, mind you, not only Indian sport, although I cheer for Indian athletes more enthusiastically than those representing other nations. You run through pain and a barrier breaks down.

Every Indian and every 10m air rifle shooter should consider reading this book. This was different from any world that I was aware of and he is different from any human that I know of. Bindra also offers the reader a peek into the shooting culture and community of India, 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 world!


Read it even if you dont. And he was more interested in my ability to shoot the 10s. Pick up this book and you will be surprised on how amazing this is. Sudhir Bharadhwaj is currently reading it Jan 01, This book has thankfully shown me how biased and short sighted I was.

Abhinav does a fine job of not over-dramatizing situations for the sake of building the story. Want to Read saving…. Jun 16, Alokmahajan rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is a self-confessed cricketer of certain limitations, but his overcoming of them, his compensations for them, these victorious battles he has with himself, are astonishing. 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.

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

abhnav For warming up to the summer games in here is a book you should not miss. I was fortunate years ago to meet Mr. Mar 06, Shraishth Jain rated it it was amazing. You watch sports on television and read about it in the news, you celebrate the triumphs and move on.