Andrew Amsan

Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express

Articles By Andrew Amsan

Dutee Chand stoops to conquer, breaks 100m national record again

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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.