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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His poetic stretches of prose describing Federer at his peak were my hisotry introduction to how writing on sports can qualify as high literature. However, my dad made my dream his dream. How’s that a problem, though? Mohit Agnihotri marked it as to-read Nov 05, Dec 09, Ankur Vohra rated it really liked it. What a journey, sir. This is a must read for any sports lover or in fact, for anyone who wants to be a champion in his own field or anhinav perfectionist.

Nov 20, Sameer rated it it was amazing. His turn of events at the Athens Olympics and the change in his approach thereafter needs a special mention.

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. This also tells us that it is not only the ‘rags to riches’ success stories that are inspiring. That said, I don’t commonly read books by sportspersons. Lists with This Book.

We have to hit a particular part of the bullseye. It shows how a sportsman turned into a disciplined scientist, yogi, many other bindda in search of only 1 pursuit i.

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Retrieved from ” https: I guess every Indian needs to know his story. Next time a pressure situation emerges, you know its flavour. I have come to the conclusion that he told his story himself, and Brijnath was the excellent medium he chose to channel it, for the following reasons: The book gives one a detailed picture of effort, resources and time invested by Abhinav in his Olympic gold pursuit.


If you follow a sport, this book is a must read. Athletes who have been approached to publish the story of their lives have already created a market for it through their feats, and much of their struggle is well known to a fan of their sport 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. I loved reading this book every day.

This book has thankfully shown me how biased and short sighted I was. Santhosh Chada marked it as to-read May 01, Return to Book Page.

Sep 11, Dimple rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Strongly recommended for any sports lover and a student of human behavior who can use this as a classic case to learn bounties! I was just playing with the idea and happened to read the prologue and it sent shivers down my spine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For warming up to the summer games in here is a book you should not miss.

So there are no schoolkid pranks, backyard games, or personal anecdotes.

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 hostory. In sports, or any field for that matter, it is how you respond to challenges that determine the success and not the cash in your wallet.


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

Steve Waugh was as clever, he knew how to summon the best in himself. I read this book cover to cover while on a holiday in four days flat, the gripping storyline combined with honest disclosures makes it an unputdownable.

No shor or quizzes yet. I’m an ardent fan of Rohit Brijnath’s writing. You watch sports on television and read about it in the news, you celebrate the triumphs and move on. What a phenomenal book!

This histoy, it’s a funny business The one Book I wanted to histort from very long time, finally I kept this Book down with inexplicable feelings. This is his first book. This is a game which does not have the enormous fanfare that football, cricket or even tennis have.

Paperbackpages. Everybody, but especially sport fans of Indian origin. 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.

Just amazed at how well Rohit Brijnath keeps doing this article after article and now this book Note 2 Monday, 20th October

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