First-person accounts of Olympic medallists from 1948 till 2012, such as Balbir Singh, Leander Paes, Karnam Malleswari, Abhinav Bindra and Sushil Kumar and pioneers like Milkha Singh, P.T. Usha, Anjali Bhagwat, reveal their hopes, superstitions, grit and challenges. Their experiences and interactions are sure to make you laugh, shed a tear and, most importantly, open your eyes to the struggles they had to endure to reach the Olympics. These personal stories give a close-up view of what it means to represent India at the most prestigious sporting event in the world, making you a part of the soaring glory and shattering disappointment that only an Olympic Games can deliver. With photos from the personal archives of each athlete, this is a front-row seat to the privileged Olympic experience.
PUBLISHED BY PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
THE BOOK IN DETAIL
Behind-the-scene stories, humorous on-the-field tales and incidents never told before make My Olympic Journey a truly comprehensive read
Historic feats that has enhanced the reputation of India in the world of sport. The book traces the history of Indian Sport over the last 70 years of Indian Olympic movement with rare photographs
Stories of athletes who have spent their lives in the pursuit of excellence. Champions whose achievements have made the country proud and inspired a whole new generation