Overview for From Rome to Moscow: The Memoirs of an Olympic Trap Shooter
Unlike other sports, shooting sport is a specialised game requiring more than normal intellectual acumen. Yet until very recently no attempts seem to have been made in India to encourage the best available shooting talent in the country. Therefore this is a modest attempt to write and emphasize the importance of the shooting sport and its development for the guidance of young aspirants to national and international championships. The book contains memoirs of an internationally reputed sportsman and covers 21 years of international clay pigeon shooting in which the author himself took part and represented his country in five Olympics, five World Shooting Championships and many Asian Shooting Championships. The 38th World Shooting Championship in Cairo in 1962 remains his best performance when he tied for the Gold Medal of the World with a score of 295/300. So far this remains the only World Medal India has ever won in shooting sport generally. All lovers of the sport particularly those, young budding shooting aspiring to participate in international events, will find this book interesting.
Karni Singh (Author)
Dr. Karni Singh born in the most famous ruling family of Bikaner, had a distinguished career in St Stephen's College in Delhi and was awarded Ph.D. by the Bombay University for his thesis "The Relations of the House of Bikaner with the Central Power from 1465 to 1949" Rarely one comes across a sportsman who also is a writer, an artist, a pilot and a politician. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Bikaner Constituency as an Independent first in 1952 and retained his seat during the next four successive elections.