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Andrew Amsan

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Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express

Jemimah Rodrigues: The bubbly teen who is integral to India women’s cricket squad
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Give her a hockey stick to dribble or a guitar to yodel, Jemimah Rodrigues can play both with aplomb. But it is with the cricket bat that the Bandra girl has come into her own, scoring truckloads of runs for India and on franchise fields afar.

Satwik gets another pay hike
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

After pocketing Rs 52 lakhs in the last auction, doubles star goes for Rs 62 lakh at this season’s PBL auction.

Ford v Ferrari movie review: An exhilarating ride
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Ford v Ferrari movie review: James Mangold brings back the good ol' ’60s feel to the two-and-a-half-hour movie. The storyline of this Christian Bale and Matt Damon starrer is extremely simple, and even people with little or no knowledge of professional racing should find it engaging.

Dutee Chand stoops to conquer, breaks 100m national record again
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

Dutee Chand's efforts have helped her make significant improvements in her sprint timings and Friday’s national record-breaking run was one such instance.

Record-breaking Avinash Sable books berth for Tokyo Olympics
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Sable has rewritten the national mark an astonishing 4 times and has shaved off more than 8 seconds since 2018 September.

At the stroke of the midnight hour, marathoners run for glory in Doha
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

India’s lone marathon runner Thonakal Gopi, who generally goes to bed at 10 pm sharp, has been training himself since the last two weeks to stay up late by reading his favourite Malayalam novels.

Coach who gave up all to shape Mumbai hockey gets his due
Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Patel is popularly known as “Bawa”, the selfless Parsi coach known to spend most of his waking hours on the hockey field and who has groomed over two dozen international players, including former India captain Viren Rasquinha.

On a medal spree: Andaman’s Esow Alben breaks new ground for India at junior track cycling
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Esow bagged a silver and bronze respectively in the individual sprint and keirin event to help India secure an overall sixth spot.

Athletics body asked for photos, got tattoos and six packs
Sun, Aug 11, 2019

The AFI provisionally rejected around one-fourth of the 3,000 applications it received. The reason stated: “Pictures weren’t appropriate for official purposes.”

Neeraj Chopra interview: ‘Qualifying for World Championships difficult’
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra tells The Indian Express he does not want to rush his comeback after elbow surgery and is focusing on his rehab.

Hima Das — Certainly not her hottest streak
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Hima Das, who is coming off a back injury that forced her to end her Doha Asian Championships in tears in April, is taking part in these tournaments just to ease herself back into competition mode.

AFI considers banning state association secretaries to curb age-fudging
Sat, Jul 20, 2019

On the first day of its two-day Annual General Meeting, a proposal was put forward seeking to ban the secretary of the state unit for a year and set up an ad-hoc committee if two or more of its athletes are caught in age manipulation.

University honours: Dutee Chand becomes first Indian woman to clinch gold in World Universiade
Thu, Jul 11, 2019

This victory, in Dutee's own words, is a very important one coming in the backdrop of events in the last few months.

Asian Athletics Championship: Gomathi steps into spotlight, fashionably late
Wed, Apr 24, 2019

But just three years back, life both on and off the field came to a crashing halt for Gomathi. In 2016, she lost her biggest supporter, her father, to colon cancer which, in turn, affected her mother’s mental health.

Amit Dahiya’s imposter turns up for dope test, flees venue after officials confront him
Wed, Apr 17, 2019

The group of officials that chased the proxy returned to the track only to realise that Amit Dahiya had gone into hiding.

Injured Neeraj Chopra pulls out of Asian Championship
Sun, Apr 14, 2019

Reigning Commonwealth Asian Games champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will not be boarding the flight to Doha for the Asian Championships, slated to begin on April 21, due to strain on his elbow.

Asian Youth Athletics Championships: Despite hurdles, Philip Maheswaran Thabitha wins 2 golds in 2 days
Sun, Mar 17, 2019

At the Asian Youth Athletics Championships, Hong Kong, on Friday the young athlete's desire was fulfilled when she bagged a gold in the 100 metres hurdles with a personal best time of 13.86s

Brothers, hawkers, top ice skaters: For this Delhi duo, lack of funds hurdle in way of dream career
Tue, Mar 12, 2019

The brothers are among the country’s top ice figure skaters and their journey from a two-room rented house in congested Paharganj to the glitzy world of ice-skating can easily inspire a Bollywood script.

Youth Olympics medallist Praveen Chitravel recalibrates his technique
Thu, Feb 28, 2019

When Praveen arrived at the centre, the first area the coach worked on was his landing. The 18-year-old had a tendency to land on his toes which led to many injuries and back related issues.

ISSF World Cup 2019: Shooting needs more spectators, sponsors, says Rio silver-medallist Sergey Kamenskiy
Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Sergey Kamenskiy, who has four world championship medals (two gold), has already booked an Olympic quota for his country in the 10m air rifle event at the Championships in Korea last year.

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