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    SHOT AT HISTORY (English, Hardcover, Bindra, Abhinav/Brijnath, Rohit)

    SHOT AT HISTORY  (English, Hardcover, Bindra, Abhinav/Brijnath, Rohit)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Harper Sport
    • ISBN: 9789350291122, 9350291126
    • Edition: 1, 2011
    • Pages: 252
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    Description

    The book is an autobiography of the Olympic Gold Medalist Shooter, Abhinav Bindra.


    Summary Of The Book

    A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold  traces Abhinav Bindra’s relentless pursuit of perfection, towards his dream of achieving the coveted trophy, an Olympic Gold Medal.


    Bindra’s story is the story of a champion athlete, with all the triumphs and agonies that such a career entails.


    Abhinav Bindra was born in an affluent family that could afford the best training, coaches, and facilities. But he clearly points out that having the best of everything does not ensure success. In his book, he clearly outlines that only a hunger for excellence and an inner desire to be the best can help a person succeed in life.


    His journey started young, when he would practice shooting at paper targets as a child. Later, he was trained by international coaches. Abhinav Bindra talks in length about these people, his trainers and coaches, who enormously contributed to his rise as a professional shooter.


    His long time German Coach, Gaby Buehlmann, helped him stay grounded after his bitter disappointment at finishing seventh during the Athens Olympics in 2004. In fact, he even considered giving up the sport altogether, but Buehlmann helped him get back on his feet and stay focused.
    Bindra also recalls how a letter from Uwe Reisterer, his consultant coach, helped regain his focus. The letter told him that he could be the World Champion in 2006, and go on to be an Olympic Champion two years later.


    In this book, Bindra also acknowledges his inspirations and other champion shooters that he looked up to, including Gagan Narang, Samaresh Jung, Jaspal Rana and Anjali Bhagwat.


    A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold begins at a low point in his life - his failure to win a medal at the Olympics in Athens, in 2004. From this darkest hour in his career, the book traces his journey, before and after that event, to his eventual triumph at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


    The book also highlights the unique situation faced by an Olympic contestant. As Bindra explains, a cricketer can play several test matches in a year, and a tennis or golf player has several Grand Slam events in a year. If they fail in one, they will have a chance of redemption at another event within that year. But for an Olympic athlete, fame and glory comes only once every four years. The book is aptly tailored to inspire the ambitious to further glory.


    About The Authors


    A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold was written by Abhinav Bindra and renowned sports writer Rohit Brijnath.


    Abhinav Bindra is well-known for bringing glory to India, in the form of an Olympic gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Event during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.


    His tryst with shooting started when he was young, and he went on to train under some of the best coaches in the field. He won a Bronze medal in the Munich World Cup, in the year 2001, and the Gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, in the years 2002 and 2006. An alumnus of the University of Colorado, he is the Chief Executive Officer at Abhinav Futuristics. 


    Rohit Brijnath is a famous sports journalist in India. He has enjoyed a remarkable career in the field, and has written for Sportsworld, India Today, BBC News, and Sportstar.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Harpercollins
    • Publication Year
      • 2011
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    • Author Info
      • Abhinav Bindra is India\'s first and only individual Olympic gold medallist and also the first\nIndian to win a world championship gold. He has won seventy-eight international medals\nin the last fifteen years.

        Rohit Brijnath has written on sport for 25 years for such publications as Sportsworld, India\nToday, The Hindu, The Mint, BBC-South Asia website and The Age. He is currently a senior\ncorrespondent with The Straits Times in Singapore. This is his first book.
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    A MUST Buy Book

    The best book i have read on the career of the living legend, World and Olympic Champion- Mr. Abhinav Bindra. This book truely motivates a person to work hard, keep pushing towards goals being positive mentally.
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    A Beauty Product

    Yes that is what i would call this book. Abhinav Bindra tells all. All about the journey. The journey within and the journey outside. It pushes you, inspires you, ignites you, fuels you. The Book has been amazingly written. Get the book and experience the journey of this yogi.
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    Fascinating story, brilliant writing - as usual by Rohit Brijnath

    Didnt know shooting could be so exciting before I read this book. Read it long back when it was released, but still can't get over going gaga over it.

    Highly recommended for anyone who read about sport. What a story and what a narration by the best sports writer in the world, in my opinion - Rohit Brijnath.

    The book is taut and very well laid out in detailing and psychology. Brilliant play of words that inspire the reader into the plane at which champions operate. Salute to a truly wonder...
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    Obsession for perfection,one of the best biographies

    Rafa :my story and this book are the best books i have read recently.
    I found a similarity in both of them i.e., obsession for perfection and "living in the present moment." "Dont think of the last lost point,focus on the present point."
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    Generally books written on indian sports person by indian authors aren't that perfect and not upto the standard,but this one is an exception.
    Rohit Brijnath,the author has nicely written this biography ,i...
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    must read..

    this is the one and only book written by our 2008 Beijing olympic gold medalist MR. ABHINAV BINDRA i feel this is a very good book and must be read by every sportsman this book reads all the difficulties faced by him in his obsessive journey to india's olympic gold medal in 10m air
    rifle men. it indicates all his pain.. his sacrifices, his dedication, his motivation and all wha he has done for his country.. :)
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    A Must Read

    As as Indian sports fan, we wanted an individual medal at the Olympics - the Mecca for Sports. Over the years at the games, wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav at 1952 Helsinki tennis legend Leander Paes at 1996 Atlanta, weight lifter Karnam Malleshwari at 2000 Sydney broke the bronze barricade. Then came Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the 2004 Athens Games where he won the Silver Medal. But there was always something irritating an Indian, something that would be heard as taunts from ot...
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