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Akash Aradhya

India

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTIND11602199301
NOCIndia
Born16 Feb 1993 in Mysore 
GenderMen
ResidenceCalgary, AB, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Higher educationCommerce - D Banumaiah's College of Commerce & Arts: Mysore, IND
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 1:02.397 09 Jan 2010 Taipei  
    1000m 2:26.511 09 Jan 2010 Taipei Bali  
    1500m 3:03.436 07 Nov 2013 Turin  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/akash.aradhya  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe considered roller speed skating as his main sport, but was drawn to short track because he had a dream of competing at the Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachAvadhut Tawade, IND; Joffrey Larocque, CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began roller speed skating at age three, and first tried short track in the eighth grade of high school.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and coach Joffrey Larocque. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Indian boxer Mary Kom. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2012 he fractured his left hip bone. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)

In 2011 he suffered a slipped disc in his back. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)

In 2010 he broke his left hip in a fall at the national inline marathon championships in India. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)

In 2008 he needed surgery on his right elbow due to internal bleeding caused by a fall. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)
 
Memorable sporting achievementBeing India's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other sportsHe has competed in roller speed skating at international level. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up, no matter what. Work hard and smart." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was India's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall55  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m30  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m34  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m41  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m46  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m50  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m50  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m51  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m61  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m65  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m85  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m85  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m91  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m98  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m98  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m100  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m112  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m132