Heads and Tales | Two left feet

Heads and Tales | Two left feet
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First Published: Wed, Dec 14 2011. 08 29 PM IST

Ace shooter: Bindra is the 2008 Olympic gold medallist (Valery Hache/AFP)
Ace shooter: Bindra is the 2008 Olympic gold medallist (Valery Hache/AFP)
Updated: Wed, Dec 14 2011. 08 29 PM IST
Ace shooter: Bindra is the 2008 Olympic gold medallist (Valery Hache/AFP)
My German coach Heinz Reinkemeier’s favourite story is one of me and Valentina Turisini, the Italian Olympic silver medallist, playing badminton in his garden in a university town in Germany. A neighbour strolled by and inquisitively asked: “Who are they?” Replied Heinz: “They’re Olympic champions.” The neighbour was stunned: “I cannot believe it; I have never seen two such untalented movers.”
Extract from A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold, by Abhinav Bindra with Rohit Brijnath, Harper Sport, 2011.
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First Published: Wed, Dec 14 2011. 08 29 PM IST