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.
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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 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 , 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. From this darkest hour in his career, the book traces his journey, before and after that event, to his eventual triumph at the 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. 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 , and the Gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, in the years and Rohit Brijnath is a famous sports journalist in India. Certified Buyer , Indore. Certified Buyer , Bhiwandi. Explore Plus. Biographies and Autobiographies.
View Plans. Enter pincode. Usually delivered in days? Bindra, Abhinav Brijnath, Rohit. Frequently Bought Together. No Limits. Open - An Autobiography. Add 3 Items to Cart. Rate Product. This book is probably the best sports biography ever written. Most of us think that rifle-shooting is a simple, straightforward sport: just aim your rifle at the target, stand as still as possible, hold your breath and pull the trigger.
This book provides the reader a great insight into this sport and into the mind of a champion from the best perspective possible: that of the shooter himself.
It gives an o A Khan Certified Buyer Feb, Heartfelt thanks to the writer and Abhinav Bindra to bring such a phenomenon book on his journey that will bring lot of confidence and inspiration to new generation. As an Indian, I salute Abhinav for the laurels he brought to the country where 'The gold medal was remote. Never seen by most, never touched. And as described it the book 'this very f Prabhu Raut Dec, I could not put the book down, it was so gripping.
The fact that 1. Hal Myers in Lawrence Klein Sep, Abhinav may have been born with a golden spoon in his mouth but his name is written in golden letter is History Excellent book showcasing determination.. Jugnu Certified Buyer Oct, 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. An excellent read,gives you goosebumps on more occasion than one.
The effort put in by Abhinav Bindra is awe inspiring to say the least. An excellent example of how to use your blessings to the fullest.
The last chapter in which the unfortunate state of indian sports and shooting in particular is highlighted,gives us an unseen view of the actual plight of indian sports. All in all,a fantastic book. 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 Anup Menon Oct, An excellent book for youngsters who aim high in life.
It only shows how much genuine preparation is required to get individual GOLD at Olympics that too in an even Manjunatha Lingappa Certified Buyer Aug, After reading this book, you get to understand the athlete's mind and in this case of Abhinav Bindra. An amazing insight into his life and the struggles faced by him are written with a good sense of humor is very well laid out. His comparison with other sports also gives us a glimpse of how this sport is and this is truly one of the key highlights.
Without sounding pompous, he lays down his life bare for the readers to know what it takes to be a champion. Shiv Certified Buyer Aug, Have doubts regarding this product? Post your question. Safe and Secure Payments. Easy returns. You might be interested in. Back to top.
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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. However, due to Bindra's inexperience in writing, he co-authored the book with sportswriter Rohit Brijnath , which took them two years to complete. After it was released on October 20, , at nationwide stores by Hapercollins, Union Sports minister Ajay Maken formally released the book on October 27, , at a function in New Delhi. In this book, Bindra tells that only hunger for success and inner desire helps anyone to achieve his or her dreams.
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