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Traveling to work without the book felt lonesome: To what extent he went, to gain that minute little more, A different athlete’s autobiography.

A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

Jan 27, Santhosh rated it it was amazing. Note 2 Monday, 20th October These men were creatures of routine.

True to what I expected, the journey of Abhinav Bindra must be learned, most be studied in detail, just bincra he studied his sport and himself in detail.

Others have called this an outstanding book on sport, or on a sportsperson. About the content – his coauthor here is probably one of Indias least understood and appreciated sportsmen. His story is an exemplary tale of fighting against the system, bearing the burden of expectations, controlling the emotions and the burning desire to win the Gold medal for his billion strong country men.

It’s a no non sense book. He is currently a senior correspondent with The Straits Times in Singapore. His obsession to the point of extreme exhaustion is inspiring. Satu marked it as to-read May 30, And he was more interested in my ability to shoot the 10s. Just amazed at how well Ibndra Brijnath keeps doing this article after article and now this book I loved reading this book every day.


Mar 01, Subham Chatterjee rated it it was amazing Shelves: That speaks for the quality of the writing. Read it even if you dont. 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 champions.

I guess every Indian needs to know his story.

Apr 17, Madhumita Bharde rated it it was amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what it takes to earn an olympic gold medal in a niche sport like shooting that too in the Indian setting.

To ask other readers questions about A Shot At Historyplease sign up. This is a abhnav read for any sports lover or in fact, for anyone who wants to be a champion in his own field or a perfectionist. 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. 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.

It is very loose and it would help if you had listened to how we Indians speak english and express our opinions. Deepak Deshwal marked it as to-read Oct 25, I was just playing with the idea and happened to read the prologue and it sent shivers down my spine. It is engaging and unique, soht has some marvelous lines that I re-read in glee there’s one about arguing bees that had me grinning in delight for several minutes in the metro ride on my way to work.

The swear words sometimes used to add weight to the sentiment which again felt like a conversation with a friendand a smattering of Hindi words added to this feeling of familiarity for me. Kumar Sanu rated it it was amazing Jun 22, 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.


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.

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

Abhinav Bindras journey to becoming the first Indian to win ta individual Olympic gold, and the first Indian to win a world championship gold. Once he reaches that it also talks about his emptiness in his life.

May 15, Hariprasad rated it really liked it. Why he deserves an Olympic Gold. Rather, it is about the journey itself. What a phenomenal book!

Prerna marked it as to-read Aug 22, It’s for thes Bang on target. As reading material, they are often repetitive, and just as frequently lack any distinctive personality. If you have competed in any sport, the poetry of Abhinav’s expression will connect with you in a deep and beautiful way – you will understand, even if you couldn’t have verbalized it yourself.

To summarize It’s a Book not only sports people can read but each and every human being who is binda for something to achieve can definitely read and Abhinav goes into the core of explaining what is perfection means – and how it feels.