Amit Kamath

Amit Kamath

Amit Kamath is with the sports desk in Mumbai. He covers football, cricket, wrestling, shooting and kabaddi.

Articles by Amit Kamath
Sony Norde, who played in Mumbai City FC’s match against Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday, was part of the Haiti squad which were to play the 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifiers against French Guyana on October 5 and St Kitts and Nevis on October 11.(Agencies)
Sony Norde, who played in Mumbai City FC’s match against Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday, was part of the Haiti squad which were to play the 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifiers against French Guyana on October 5 and St Kitts and Nevis on October 11.(Agencies)

For Mumbai’s Sony Norde, Hurricane Matthew a reminder of 2010 Haiti quake

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2016 05:06 PM IST
The widespread destruction caused in his home country by the hurricane is eerily similar to the 2010 earthquake that hit the Caribbean country.
Kono is a third-generation monk.(HT Photo)
Kono is a third-generation monk.(HT Photo)

Takamitsu Kono: The Buddhist monk representing Japan at Kabaddi World Cup

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2016 03:14 PM IST
A right corner for Japan, who have claimed seven points with the help of his tackling in two matches so far, Kono is a third-generation monk.
Mariano Pascual (fourth from left) started playing kabaddi just two months ago but is already a key part of the Argentine set up.(HT Photo)
Mariano Pascual (fourth from left) started playing kabaddi just two months ago but is already a key part of the Argentine set up.(HT Photo)

From football, to riding a bull, Argentine Pascual finds love for third time in kabaddi

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2016 11:14 AM IST
Pascual, the former football player and rodeo, has found love for the third time.
Matias Defederico of Mumbai City FC scores against Atletico de Kolkata.(Faheem Hussain/ISL/SPORTZPICS)
Matias Defederico of Mumbai City FC scores against Atletico de Kolkata.(Faheem Hussain/ISL/SPORTZPICS)

ISL: Defederico creative fulcrum for Mumbai in draw against Kolkata

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2016 12:06 PM IST
In the absence of Forlan, who was out with an injury, the diminutive Defederico excelled in the attacking midfielder role.
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Australia’s captain Campbell Brown, fourth from left, at a promotional event ahead of the start of the Kabaddi World Cup.(AFP)
Australia’s captain Campbell Brown, fourth from left, at a promotional event ahead of the start of the Kabaddi World Cup.(AFP)

Australia turn to Aussie rules footballers to make mark in Kabaddi World Cup

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2016 10:22 PM IST
When the Australian Kabaddi Federation decided to put together a team for the World Cup it hired Australian Rules Football players who have recently retired from the Australian Football League (AFL)
It is an unusual setting, a bunch of students in London coming together to play kabaddi on a makeshift mat, but one that’s becoming increasingly common in universities in England.(Photo: Twitter)
It is an unusual setting, a bunch of students in London coming together to play kabaddi on a makeshift mat, but one that’s becoming increasingly common in universities in England.(Photo: Twitter)

From university clubs to World Cup 2016: The journey of England kabaddi team

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2016 12:04 PM IST
It is an unusual setting, a bunch of students in London coming together to play kabaddi on a makeshift mat, but one that’s becoming increasingly common in universities in England.
The 22-year-old swimmer, competing in his first Paralympics, set his personal best timings in two of his three events in Rio.(Hindustan Times)
The 22-year-old swimmer, competing in his first Paralympics, set his personal best timings in two of his three events in Rio.(Hindustan Times)

Cash prizes galore but nothing for Rio Paralympic swimmer Suyash Jadhav

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2016 04:19 PM IST
The 22-year-old swimmer, competing in his first Paralympics, set his personal best timings in two of his three events in Brazil.
The Andheri Sports Complex hosted the India vs Puerto Rico match earlier this month.(PTI)
The Andheri Sports Complex hosted the India vs Puerto Rico match earlier this month.(PTI)

Andheri Sports Complex not in reckoning to host U-17 World Cup

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2016 09:28 PM IST
Despite having hosted the India vs Puerto Rico match without any glitches, the stadium is not expected to host the matches next year.
Nicolai Adam, India under-17 football team coach(File Photo)
Nicolai Adam, India under-17 football team coach(File Photo)

In preparation of U17 World Cup, coach shields Indian players from media hype

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2016 07:48 PM IST
Exposure has been the key word of Adam’s stint with the young players, who were knocked out in the group stages of the recent AFC U16 Championship, but not before they impressed everyone who saw them play.

Ajay Singh elected president as new federation takes charge for Indian boxing

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2016 04:00 PM IST
After being in the limbo for four years, Indian boxing finally moved towards stability with the smooth conduct of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) elections on Sunday.

Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav finds positives from Rio Paralympics show

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2016 09:08 PM IST
In the cut-throat world of Paralympics, even your personal best can often fall short, as Maharashtra’s Suyash Jadhav found out in Rio de Janeiro.
The champion’s wife, Manju, has been a constant source of strength in his journey.(HT Photo)
The champion’s wife, Manju, has been a constant source of strength in his journey.(HT Photo)

Devendra Jhajharia’s wife gave up kabaddi career to support his Paralympic dream

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2016 12:17 PM IST
While focus, determination and relentless a pursuit for excellence in training have been the hallmarks of Jhajharia’s journey, the champion’s wife, Manju, has been a constant source of strength.
India's Devendra Jhajharia competes in the men's javelin throw F46 final of the Paralympic Games.(AP Photo)
India's Devendra Jhajharia competes in the men's javelin throw F46 final of the Paralympic Games.(AP Photo)

Finland training stint key to Devendra Jhajharia’s success at Rio Paralympics

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2016 09:45 AM IST
India’s Devendra Jhajharia clinched his second Paralympics gold medal at Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, bettering his Athens Olympics world
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Kini (left, in blue overalls) finished second in Sunday’s first race at the Kari Motor Speedway, but admitted that his body often struggles to keep pace with those of his younger, more conditioned rivals.(Photo: Artsmith Concepts and Visions)
Kini (left, in blue overalls) finished second in Sunday’s first race at the Kari Motor Speedway, but admitted that his body often struggles to keep pace with those of his younger, more conditioned rivals.(Photo: Artsmith Concepts and Visions)

Striking balance between motorsport and flying drives Ajay Kini

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2016 09:13 PM IST
Among the drivers competing in the Euro JK 16 category of the 19th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship, Ajay Kini stands out. At 27, he is the oldest racer in the category, being as much as 10 years senior to some of his competitors.
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Ananth dominates opening day

PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2016 09:18 AM IST
The Nicolai Adam-coached team will have more foreign exposure trips as the All India Football Federation seeks to give them international playing experience.(AIFF)
The Nicolai Adam-coached team will have more foreign exposure trips as the All India Football Federation seeks to give them international playing experience.(AIFF)

Series of exposure trips lined up for team before U-17 World Cup

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2016 12:59 PM IST
The Nicolai Adam-coached team will have more foreign exposure trips as the All India Football Federation seeks to give them international playing experience.
Vikas Krishan lost in the quarters to eventual silver medallist Melikuziev Bektemir.(Getty Images)
Vikas Krishan lost in the quarters to eventual silver medallist Melikuziev Bektemir.(Getty Images)

After Rio miss, Vikas keen to win medal in Tokyo before turning pro

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2016 10:50 AM IST
Vikas Krishan said said he would not be competing at the Tokyo 2020 and may follow into the footsteps of another 75kg pugilist Vijender Singh and turn pro.
The tournament will kick-off with India taking on the UAE while Iran face Saudi Arabia.(File Photo)
The tournament will kick-off with India taking on the UAE while Iran face Saudi Arabia.(File Photo)

India aim semis spot at AFC Under-16 football Championship despite tough pool

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2016 06:04 PM IST
With the AFC Under-16 Championship starting on September 15, teams will start arriving in Goa from next week.
Indian football team’s sports scientist Danny Deigan is n’t convinced by the cupping therapy as he said that there isn’t enough evidence to prove it helps.(HT Photo)
Indian football team’s sports scientist Danny Deigan is n’t convinced by the cupping therapy as he said that there isn’t enough evidence to prove it helps.(HT Photo)

Cupping therapy fails to impress India’s sports scientist Danny Deigan

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2016 11:26 AM IST
The alternate healing technique is known as cupping, which involves putting hot cups on the body, and is believed by certain athletes like Phelps to help relieve aches and pains besides improving blood circulation throughout the body.
India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav was not allowed to take part in the Rio Olympics after CAS upheld WADA’s appeal to ban the wrestler.(PTI)
India's Narsingh Pancham Yadav was not allowed to take part in the Rio Olympics after CAS upheld WADA’s appeal to ban the wrestler.(PTI)

Wrestling body to take action against Narsingh if sabotage claim is not proven

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2016 11:53 AM IST
VN Prasood, the secretary of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), has now said the governing body is open to taking action against the wrestler if his police case against the junior wrestler, who Narsingh claims spiked his food, is not proven in court.
While the troubles of Dutee Chand are well documented, the hardships endured by Ramesh are relatively unknown.(PTI)
While the troubles of Dutee Chand are well documented, the hardships endured by Ramesh are relatively unknown.(PTI)

Dedication to athletes keeps Nagpuri Ramesh, coach of Dutee Chand, going

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2016 01:40 PM IST
While the troubles of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand are well documented, the hardships endured by the sprinter’s coach, Ramesh, are relatively unknown.
The final of the 2016 Youth league, played between RW and Minerva FC.(HT Photo)
The final of the 2016 Youth league, played between RW and Minerva FC.(HT Photo)

50 teams, including three from J-K, in AIFF Youth football League

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2016 04:09 PM IST
After the success of the first edition of the All India Football Federation’s U-16 Youth League, which saw 39 teams in action, it is set to break new ground with 50 teams in the fray this season.
China’s team members pose on the podium after winning gold in the men’s team event at the Rio Olympics.(REUTERS)
China’s team members pose on the podium after winning gold in the men’s team event at the Rio Olympics.(REUTERS)

China’s route to Olympic improvement: Authoritarian ‘medal factories’

Hindustan Times | By Amit Kamath
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2016 03:35 PM IST
The turnaround from 5 gold in Seoul to 51 gold in Beijing, though, begs the question — just how are the Chinese so good?
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