This revised and updated edition brings the shooters life up to date and adds to the book his experience at the London Olympics in 2012. Abhinav Bindra's journey to becoming the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold and the first Indian to win a world championship gold. It is a triumph born of a tragedy. Having driven himself to become a great shooter, he was poised to win gold at the Athens Olympics in 2004. But defeated by a freak occurrence, he changed as a shooter from a boy who loved shooting, he became an athlete bent on redemption, becoming a scientist who would try anything, including mapping his own brain to win in Beijing. His victory was a triumph of hard work of ingenuity of stubborness and a quest for perfection. His story is about one mans search for excellence and his refusal to demand anything less than the best of himself. It is also the story of managing great success, about learning to lose and about trying to win again.
Abhinav Bindra is Indias first and only individual Olympic gold medalist and also the first Indian to win a world championship gold. He has won seventy-eight international medals in the last fifteen years. Rohit Brijnath has written on sport for twentyfive years for publications like Sportsworld, India Today, The Hindu, The Mint, BBC-South Asia website and The Age. This is his first book.