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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Only one person is histoty for defeat. Kainaat rated it really liked it Aug 29, For a follower of adrenaline injected sport of football, this came as a huge eye opener which has forever changed my perspectives of any Sports in general. There are some things one falls in love with early in life, and these passions often become enduring companions for life.

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

All the anecdotes seem genuine and believable. His victory was a triumph of hard work, of ingenuity, of stubborness and a quest for perfection. Given the latter, I was assured of quality, but I wondered before purchase how much shto this would be in Abhinav’s “voice”.

This is most likely because the book is written with a deft hand, and nothing is dwelt upon too much. This is a more detailed version of Colvin’s ‘ deliberate practice ‘, the upper slab of Gladwell’s average of 10, hours.


One thing that he shares at a very bitter note is his experiences with Indian Sports official. This auto-biography, whose lucid proses and witty language are further beautified by the co-author Rohit Brijnath, who is a sports writerworks because of the close detailing and many inside stories provided by the Legend Abhinav Bindra.

Prerna marked it as to-read Aug 22, An amazing read for anyone on the quest for excellence.

Often the marksman refers to his methods as obsessive, as have other people since. You watch sports on television and read shkt it in the news, you celebrate the triumphs and move on When I saw this memoir and it’s rating on Good reads, I was skeptical. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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. I’m an ardent fan of Rohit Brijnath’s writing. It is a triumph born of a tragedy. However, my dad made my dream his dream.

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. In addition, the stories generally read like the ghost writer’s retelling of the athlete’s experiences as narrated to them, rather than the story of an extraordinary life.

To what extent he went, to gain that sshot little more, is amazing to know.


I casually followed his results in major competitions, and remember feeling happy for him when I saw he’d won Gold in Beijing. The life of an Olympic champion is historry one of the many different lives I have visited once. Ashton rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Must read Had heard about the book, abginav decided to read it when the legend Rahul Dravid wrote about how this book, by an athlete much younger than him, inspired him so much that it helped him to do more, at a time when he was considering retirement.

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

I wept through most of ‘Gone with the Wind’ and just wouldn’t stop. And he was more interested in my ability to shoot the 10s. I recall thinking of him as a friendly, quiet, and intense man.

Ankit marked it as to-read Aug 27, The obsession, dedication and sincerity that this person brought to his craft is simply marvellous. Having driven himself to b About the Book: He also talks about how ill competent our sports authorities are and histroy red tapism kills growing athletes.

Sairaj marked it as to-read Dec 16, Satu marked it as to-read May 30,