Andrew Amsan

Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express

Articles By Andrew Amsan

Asian Athletics Championship: Gomathi steps into spotlight, fashionably late

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

ISSF World Cup: No nervous 19 for shooter Elavenil Valarivan

Elavenil Valarivan, 19, is a 2017 national champion and has made strides in Air-rifle, a discipline where there are already half a dozen world-class shooters. Her recent exploits have seen her earmarked as an Olympic-medal prospect.

Caster Semenya’s fight begins, with Dutee Chand by her side

Dutee Chand believes that the overwhelming support Caster Semenya has received will hold her in good stead during this difficult period.

A real quick Valentine’s Day date: A 26-year-old checks out Bumble

Among the sea of applications available on the market is Bumble, launched in 2014 by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, a platform that likes to put itself across as a “women-oriented” application.

Asian gold medalists Arpinder Singh, Tajinder Toor to train abroad; Neeraj Chopra awaits visa

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, along with five other national campers, is all set to travel to South Africa to train at the North-East University in Potchefstroom city.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Every day a field day in Odisha’s Sundargarh district

From Dilip Tirkey to nearly 50 others, including members of the squad that left a mark in the ongoing World Cup, players have emerged from grounds of Sundargarh.

World Cup fever grips the cradle of Indian hockey

Sundargarh, often referred to as the cradle of Indian hockey, has produced more than sixty international players, including two from the current World Cup squad.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Chance sighting of mural sees artist meeting his muse

English defender Samantha Quek, who is in Bhubaneswar as a commentator for the ongoing World Cup, spotted a mural of her while taking a taxi ride and was deeply moved.

Home away from home: Riding on crowd support, Malaysia come back to draw with Pakistan

At the same venue four years ago, the Pakistan players went overboard in their victory celebrations and even made offensive gestures at the crowd.

Athletics fraternity remembers humble hero Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

Better known as a war veteran, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was also a senior technical official who had decades of experience in officiating several international-level meets.

Diary of a Jumpy Kid: Tejaswin Shankar

Indian Express takes a peek into freshman Tejaswin Shankar’s diary and gets a feel of his life-changing season that saw chants of ‘TJ, TJ’ reverberate through their home stadium.

Hindi rock band Bandish all set to get unchained

After lead guitarist Desmond's demise, Hindi rock band Bandish Unchained is ready to hit the road again in a new avatar.

Delhi: Rapper pens ‘protest song’ against pollution

He was particularly annoyed at how the issue of air pollution would be raised every year — and soon get buried under other “distracting” events.

Delhi air pollution: ‘We are currently training in a gas chamber’ admit athletes

The PM 2.5 levels around the stadium were recorded around 196 µg/m3 (average in the last 24 hours), nearly three times the Indian standards (60 µg/m3) for permissible levels.