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To ask other readers questions about A Shot At Historyplease sign up. 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!
The Times of India. So, it seems to me that the shooting professionals have the highest self motivation to pursue their sport. He also talks about how ill competent our sports authorities are and how red tapism kills growing athletes. Lists with This Book.
I for one plead guilty of being a very foolish subscriber to the utterly narrow minded amd stupid belief that Bindra was what he became as he was a child hisfory privilege. I don’t think a practiced journalist would otherwise write in this manner. Open Preview See a Problem?
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold by Abhinav Bindra
Sport, mind you, not only Indian sport, although I cheer for Indian athletes more enthusiastically than those repre Warning: May 15, Hariprasad rated it really liked it. Note 2 Monday, 20th October Biindra much and you have a hurricane, too little and you suffocate. Good and inspirational read although the book could have been better edited.
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.
I would recommend abhniav book to anyone who wants to know what it takes to earn an olympic gold medal in a niche sport like bkndra that too in the Indian abhinab. Sep 11, Dimple rated it it was amazing Shelves: Author takes you through his journeyhis insecurities and mind boggling preparation he did to earn gold medal for our country. This is a more detailed version of Colvin’s ‘ deliberate practice ‘, the upper slab of Gladwell’s average of 10, hours.
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.
Surely it’s the fans. This is his first book. 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. Later, a relief that you expect and demand of yourself.
For warming st to the summer games in here is a book you should not miss. The closest thing that compares might be chess. What a journey, sir. One of the best books I have ever read and I am so shit that I did a little late but who cares. I was very happy to see him lift the histoory Olympic gold at Beijing,like other people of my nation.
Kumar Sanu rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If I may suggest, nothing less than a status of legend would do, and a legend he is, by all measures!
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is most likely because the book is written historu a deft hand, and nothing is dwelt upon too much. Pick up this book and you will be surprised on how amazing this is. Return to Book Page. I simply think it’s an outstanding book.
How the meaning of victory changes with time. However, due to Bindra’s inexperience in writing, he co-authored the book with sportswriter Rohit Brijnathwhich took them two years to complete. The writing is lucid. His turn of events at the Athens Olympics and the change in his approach thereafter needs a special mention. He always recognized me and said hello during my time there. Very well written, this story delves deep into the finer details of a sport unknown to many, a lesser glamorous, lesser followed sport of technicalities and mind games.
Often the marksman refers to his methods as obsessive, as have other people since. Given the problems with sport autobiographies, Bindra scores in a way because of the under publicised nature of his chosen sport “sport shooting”, he calls it.
Return to Book Page. Metin Kaya rated it it was amazing Dec 29, It is a triumph born of a tragedy. 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.
Ashish Khetan rated it it was amazing May 31, This also tells us that it is not only the ‘rags to riches’ success stories that are inspiring.
A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond
Roshni Iyer rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Mr Bindra has many things to share because he starts from his love of shooting from the adolescence and then covers the whole journey till his loss in London reviewed book is a edition. And he was more interested in my ability to shoot the 10s. Mar 06, Shraishth Jain rated it it was amazing. I would give this book a 5 star a highly reconomed it to any person Dec 03, Sri rated it it was amazing.