Andrew Amsan


Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express

Garry Calvert, the gentle soul who shaped Neeraj Chopra’s career, passes away at 63
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

Garry Calvert, who was instrumental in shaping India’s brightest javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s career, passed away at 63 due to a heart attack.

Asian Games: Neeraj Chopra, spearman from Khandra
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

As Asian Games expectations swell on javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, here is a look at his farming village of roughly 500 families near Panipat and his journey, from an overweight teenager to world beater.

I am half Indian, says Nigerian singer Samuel Adepoju
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Nigerian singer Samuel Adepoju on his latest Odia single, and why he considers himself half-Indian.

Sundar Singh Gurjar breaks javelin record, makes up for ‘missing’ 2016 Paralympics
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Sundar Singh Gurjar won a javelin gold (F-46) with a 64.11 metre throw, better than Devendra Jhajharia’s 63.97m record at the PCI Indian Open Para Athletics Championship

Short of his personal best, Neeraj Chopra finishes as the best
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Neeraj Chopra was among the two elite athletes who were given special exemption from the Inter State Meet, the selection trials for the Asian Games, held in Guwahati in April.

Eight hours of training a day helped Dutee Chand break 100m national record
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

On Friday, at the Inter-State Championships in Guwahati, the Duri Chand re-asserted her dominance in the 100m event by re-writing her own national record by clocking 11.29s in the semifinals

All for Love
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Desmond Powell of Hindi rock band Bandish, who passed away recently, inspired a generation of musicians and gave a rock-deprived Capital an ear for music

A Delhi band is making metal versions of ‘shitty pop songs’
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Delhi-based band, Bloodywood, produces metal versions of Bollywood numbers.

Tejaswin Shankar joins elite Indian club of NCAA champs
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

On Friday, Tejaswin Shankar crossed 2.24m in his final attempt at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Oregon (US) to become only the third Indian to win a title.

High jump star Tejaswin Shankar shines in USA, wins gold in NCAA Championships
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

Tejaswin Shankar is the third Indian to win the prestigious title after Mohinder Gill (who won five triple jump titles between 1969 and 1971) and discus thrower Vikas Gowda (2012).

FIFA World Cup 2018: Two million stray dogs and £1.4million purse to kill them
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

An online petition on called “Stop Killing Homeless Animals in Russia! Stop Bloody FIFA 2018!” has been launched and has garnered more than 19.5 lakh signatures till now.

Official apathy ‘robs’ athletes of records at Delhi state meet
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

With the official time-keeper complaining of 'payment problems' and not turning up, the races were decided by stop-watch timings, not the most reliable or scientific method.

Asian Games 2018: Long jump prodigy Sreeshankar Murali on tough road to recovery
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Sreeshankar Murali was advised eight weeks’ rest, but was back for training just two weeks after getting his stitches undone.

Saina Nehwal out to conquer Tai Tzu Ying
Sun, May 06, 2018

With a new physio and pacier on-court movement, Saina Nehwal is ready to take on world No. 1 Chinese Taipei rival Tai Tzu Ying

Neeraj Chopra eyes Doha Diamond League after triumph in Gold Coast
Fri, May 04, 2018

The field in Doha will feature the world's top javelin throwers, including German giants Thomas Rohler, the Rio Olympics Champ, and London World Championship gold medallist Johannes Vetter.

Tejaswin Shankar jumps to new national record after CWG 2018 setback
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Taking part in the Corky/Crofoot Shootout in Lubbock, Texas, Tejaswin Shankar broke his own national record by clearing the 2.29m in his first attempt after raising the bar.

I have offered Caster Semenya my legal team: Dutee Chand
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

IAAF released new new regulations which require women with higher levels of testosterone to take medication to compete in athletics events.

Despite CWG 2018 snub, Sardar Singh least bent on quitting
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Sardar Singh has not yet surrendered his comeback hopes despite the selectors overlooking him for Commonwealth Games.

CWG 2018: Jinson Johnson breaks 23-year-old national record, finishes fifth in 1,500m
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Jinson Johnson ran his heart out to clock 3:37.86s in the 1500m finals and broke the 23-year-old national record set by Bhadur Prasad.

CWG 2018: Four years after junior bronze, Navjeet Dhillon’s household has a reason to celebrate
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Navjeet Kaur Dhillon has finally given her brother Jasdeep, who is a national-level shot-putter, and her parents a reason to celebrate again after her 2014 Junior World Championship gold.