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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Loved the chapters where Abhinav talks about his rich upbringing, his introvert nature, his training days before the Beijing Olympics, his sarcastic digs at Suresh Kalmadi and of course the Olympic GOLD.
The swear words sometimes used to add weight to the sentiment which again felt like a conversation with bjndra friendand a smattering of Hindi words added to this feeling of familiarity for me. Deepak Deshwal marked it as to-read Oct 25, The lengths he went to in terms of time and effort, attention to detail, experimentation, personal growth, plus ta setbacks he had to overcome – this man is a champion. Jul 04, Vageesha rated it really liked it.
I was just playing with the idea and happened to read the prologue and it sent shivers down my spine. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.
The writing is clear, incisive, refreshing, candid. In fact there is a bit of Hindi here and there.
The book is written like a personal conversation cum Quest-Story, and focuses on no one achievement. He tal What goes on in the making of a champion? The book never runs out of content, and when something is reiterated, it is done skillfully enough that it doesn’t feel abhinxv though I am revisiting hiatory previous sentiment.
This also tells us that it is not only the ‘rags to riches’ success stories that are inspiring. Too much and you have a hurricane, too little and you suffocate. Santhosh Chada marked it as to-read May 01, 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. I don’t know if it makes any sense – but it’s such a high-octane book; I felt like all energy is being sapped off me.
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold
I loved reading this book every day. The language of the book is bindraa not its strong point. You run through pain and a barrier breaks down. No trivia or quizzes yet. A wonderful account of his personal life, this well-chronicled memoir never fails to steal an innocent smile because of its warmth in narration.
Mar hisfory, Rajesh rated it it was amazing. But his book is different, it gives an insight into the mind of the sportsman especially the shooter and the ups and downs of success and defeats and how elite sportsman cope with expectations both of fans and themselves. This questions gets more important if the Champion comes from a abhinaf background and from a country where every 4 years we get started on the discussions about why we do so bad at Olympics- Get all worked up- only to forget all the fuss the moment the Olympics closing ceremony is done with.
India’s top sports writer with Abhinav Bindra has given us this master piece.
A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond
Kainaat rated it really liked it Aug 29, This auto-biography, whose lucid proses and witty language are further beautified by the co-author Rohit Brijnath, abjinav is a sports writerworks because of the close detailing What will be your views about a person, who has won the only individual Gold Medal in Summer Olympics from the second most populated country in the world, whose sports structure has been in shackles binvra time immemorial?
This is an excellent book. The book is the story of a boy on how he went about to achieve the nearly impossible which is to win a 1st Individual Gold Medal in an Olympics by an Indian. His writing is not prose, it is elegant poetry disguised as prose. What goes on in the making of a champion? His pursuit of his ahot medal so far was certainly single minded, but Abhlnav didn’t find it obsessive. Prerna marked it as to-read Aug 22, But defeated by a freak occurrence, he changed as a shooter: In hietory book, Rohit Brijnath is the biggest and brightest star of the Indian sports writing universe.
So there are no sch This is written in the style of Abhinav talking to you directly, even as he relentlessly practises, introspects, ruminates, reflects, commits, and carries us along with him on his quest. This is most likely because the book is written with a deft hand, and nothing is dwelt upon too much.
His obsession to the point of extreme exhaustion is inspiring. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat How the meaning of victory bnidra with time. Jun 12, Shankar rated it really liked it.
Sudhir Bharadhwaj is currently reading it Jan 01, His victory was a triumph of hard work, of ingenuity, bindrw stubborness and a quest for perfection. Later, a relief that you expect and demand of yourself. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata.