Andrew Amsan

Senior Correspondent with The Indian Express

Articles By Andrew Amsan

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.

Delhi Half Marathon: With a point to prove, little-known Abhishek Pal puts acclaimed compatriots in the shade

Uttar Pradesh’s Abhishek Pal clocked 1:04.13s to edge Avinash Sable (1:04:14) as Asian marathon champion Gopi T managed 1:04:15s for third spot.

Youth Olympic 2018: A coach’s labour fuels triple-jumper Praveen Chitravel’s bronze

For Praveen Chitravel, whose father works as a watchman in the same school he once studied, winning a medal at one of the world’s biggest stage is like a dream come true.

Galina Bukharina: The no-nonsense Russian coach behind India’s quarter-mile success

A champion athlete Galina Bukharina is currently chiselling India's relay squads. The 73-year-old Russian ensures that when it comes to discipline and a strong work ethic, she gives no quarter to the quarter-milers.

Athlete Sreeshankar Murali can’t go so Romanian coach Bedros Bedrosian will come to him

The AFI has also decided to rope in more coaches, including Bedros’s replacement, for the various national camps.

Premier Badminton League: Breaking bank for Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

Ahmedabad franchise relentless in its pursuit, snaps up doubles specialist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the PBL auction

For ‘climber’ Bharath Pereira, no wall is too high

Bharath Pereira, who began climbing when he was just five, had sealed a Youth Olympic spot via the continental quota.

Avinash Sable breaks long-standing 37-year old steeplechase national record

Avinash Sable eclipsed Gopal Saini’s 37-year-old 3,000m steeplechase national record on his way to gold at the Open National Athletics Championship.

Sreeshankar Murali is India’s best, still capable of much more: Robert Bobby George

Long before Sreeshankar Murali’s national record-breaking leap of 8.20m on Thursday, Robert Bobby George had declared him a world-class athlete in the making.

Asiad squads skip kabaddi ‘selection trials’

The trials, advertised as a match between the 2018 Asian Games squad versus those who were left out, according to petitioners, turned out to be anything but that.

Asian Games: Govindan Lakshmanan looks to recover from the agony of lost bronze

Barring an Asian Games medal, Lakshmanan has an impressive CV. Gold medals in 10 and 5k events at the 2017 Asian Championship, a silver and bronze in the 2015 edition of the same competition in the 10 and 5k event respectively, apart from numerous national titles.