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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A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond
Prerna marked it as to-read Aug 22, The book also highlights the unique situation faced by an Olympic contestant. One of the best books I have ever read and I am so proud that I did a little late but who cares. Here is a champion who is obsessed with achieving the pinnacle of the sport where the difference between olympic gold and disqualification can be very discouraging. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
This book is full of encouraging thoughts, powerful emotions for positivity and amazing determination to achieve personal goal. This is his first book.
This was a fascinating story form the start that I found my self not wanting to put Down. Agassis ‘open’ was a very revealing look into a sportsmans psyche but this book is a peek into Bindras In my book, Rohit Brijnath is the biggest abhibav brightest star of the Indian sports writing universe.
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It shows how a sportsman turned into a disciplined scientist, yogi, many other forms in search of only 1 pursuit i. A Shot at History: This is a game which does not have the enormous fanfare that football, cricket or even tennis have.
It explains the intricacies of shooting and explains how a 5mm increase in the sole of a shooter’s shoe is the difference between winni A shot at history is a short but intense account of Abhinav Bindra’s quest for that elusive Olympic Gold.
You run through pain and a barrier breaks down. That a comfortable childhood bistory necessarily groom a softer athlete, or person.
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold by Abhinav Bindra
I simply think it’s an outstanding book. Oct 28, Santosh Puranik rated it it was amazing.
Mr Bindra has many things to share because he starts histoory his love of shooting from the adolescence and then covers the whole journey till his loss in London reviewed book is a edition. There are several lessons in the pursuit of excellence, the 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, which otherwise is typical of indian sporting narratives.
This was different from any world that I was aware of and he is different from any human that I know of. How the meaning of victory changes with time. Thank you for this.
If you love sport, or if you are Indian, then this book is one of them. His victory was a triumph of hard work, of ingenuity, of stubborness and a quest vindra perfection. Nov 29, Luke Carson rated it sht was amazing. One of the most honest autobiographies hiwtory I’ve read, Abhinav Bindra has revealed his vulnerable and obsessive self with minimal public relations veil, which otherwise is typical of indian sporting narratives.
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 abninav in the grim fight with the mind. He has won seventy-eight international medals avhinav the last fifteen years. 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.
Strongly recommended for any sports lover and a student of human behavior who can use this as a classic case to learn bounties! 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.
A must-read for every Indian sports lover to show what it takes to achieve a medal at the Olympics. Lists with This Book.
A Shot historry History This revised and updated edition brings the shooters life up to date and adds to the book his experience at the London Olympics in Perseverance is a sot. The book captures in great detail Bindra’s inspiring journey to that gold that had been elusive for decades and what went on in his mind during the big matches. It was brief and I knew little of him except that he was a dedicated shooter from India.
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold
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. Abhinav does a fine job of not over-dramatizing situations for the sake of building the story.
Aman rated it really liked it Feb 02, Rather, it is about the journey itself. Since I had been anticipating diving into it the moment it arrived, seeing the version and condition of the book caused a bit of a meltdown, and I complained severely on Twitter to both the publishers who shkt not at fault at alland the e-commerce outlet. 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.
Nov 20, Sameer rated it it was amazing. Jul 04, Vageesha rated it really liked it.