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Akash Aradhya


SportShort Track
Born16 Feb 1993 in Mysore 
Higher educationAccounting, Business - D Banumaiah's College of Commerce & Arts: Mysore, IND
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil
Personal Bests
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  
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General Interest
InjuriesIn 2019 he underwent surgery on his spine. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)

In 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 achievementServing as flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Mysore Sport YouTube channel, 25 Feb 2022)  
Other sportsHe represented India in roller speed skating at the 2013 World Championships in Ostend, Belgium. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Feb 2020; Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe considered roller speed skating to be his main sport but was drawn to short track because he had the dream of competing at the Olympic Winter Games. "I wasn't sure whether I should do long track or short track. Coming from inline skating we always go for a long track, but I liked racing a lot rather than doing time trials, so I chose to do short track more. I wanted to go bigger in the sport, so I completely moved to short track and I've been competing since 2016."  
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Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began roller speed skating at age three in Mysore, India. He first tried short track in the eighth grade of high school and began focusing on the sport in 2016. "I initially took it up as a hobby as it seemed fun."  
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Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't quit until your last breath." (Athlete, 06 Feb 2020)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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Awards and honoursHe was flag bearer for India at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)

In 2016 he received the Ekalavya Award from the government of Karnataka in India in recognition of his outstanding performances in roller speed skating. (, 20 May 2016)
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Social Media  
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Other informationFINANCIAL BALANCE
In April 2022 he announced that he would no longer train as a full-time athlete. He has trained in Canada, Germany, and France during his career, but the financial burden was tough and he also wanted to spend more time with his family. "It's been very tough. My parents are comfortable, not too comfortable, but they are putting a lot of their money into me and it's not easy to spend that. Every World Cup is around 2,000 Euros. I try to balance which World Cups are important to me and advantageous to me - where I can skate at the event and get some experience while not spending too much money. I need to focus on because I've been away from my family for too long. I want to give them the time and I've missed out on a lot of things in the last five and a half, six years, and I want to catch up I've spent only three birthdays and Diwalis at home in the past 10 years." (Facebook profile 15 Apr 2022;, 22 Dec 2021;, 03 Apr 2021)

He has studied for a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance at the University of Mysore in India. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Mar 2021)

He has served as head of the athletes commission at the Ice Skating Association of India. (Instagram profile, 24 Mar 2022)
HobbiesPlaying video games. (, 03 Apr 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m33  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m34  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m36  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall38  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m41  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m42  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall46  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m46  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m49  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m49  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m52  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall55  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall55  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m30  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m34  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m41  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m45  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m46  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m50  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m50  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m51  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m53  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m54  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m57  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m61  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m65  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m73  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m76  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m81  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m85  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m91  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m98  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m98  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m100  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m105  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m112  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m117  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m125  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m132  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m140