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A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold

One of the best books I have ever read and I am so proud that I did a little late but who cares. If you love sport, or if you are Indian, then this book is one of them. If you follow a sport, this book is a must read. You watch sports on television and read about it in the news, you celebrate the triumphs and move on When I saw this memoir and it’s rating on Good reads, I was skeptical. 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.

A Shot At History: Sep 11, Dimple rated it it was amazing Shelves: We also get a glimpse of An amazing read for anyone on the quest for excellence.

I was just playing with the idea and happened to read the prologue and it sent shivers down my spine.


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Read it even if you dont. The book is written like a personal conversation cum Quest-Story, and focuses on no one achievement.

Abhimav you, Abhinav, for sharing your story with the world. 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. You watch sports on television and read about it in the news, you celebrate the triumphs and move on.

Most of the chapters are inspirational and absorbing reads. All articles with dead external links Articles with abhina external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Pages to import images to Wikidata. His obsession to the point of extreme exhaustion is inspiring. Like a skilled craftsmen he studied shooting. His turn of events at the Athens Olympics and the change in his approach shog needs a special mention. The Times of India.

Sep 08, Venu Nair rated it it was amazing. Open Abhiinav See a Problem? I can’t say what Particularly I liked about this Book because it’s a not a fiction – It’s true account of his whole life; Involves abninav shy boy, Obsessive shooter, an insecure man who craves for perfection and a fulfilled human being who won a gold medal for India and made whole country proud.

This is an excellent book. Surely it’s the fans. 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.

He suot recognized me and said hello during my time there. 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.


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 bahinav cares. Rishima added it Jun 25, 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.

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

He won the medal in the metre air rifle category, which made him India’s first ever individual gold medalist; this victory came after received the seventh rank at the Athens Olympics. All the time, every shot. There are several lessons in the pursuit of excellence, the role of teams even in individual sports, and human vagaries that plague even the best that are brought to the fore.

To what extent shoot went, to gain that minute little more, is amazing to know.

Kanchan marked it as to-read Dec 25, I wept through most of ‘Gone with the Wind’ and just wouldn’t stop.