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Akash Aradhya


SportShort Track
Born16 Feb 1993 in Mysore 
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Higher educationAccounting, Business - D Banumaiah's College of Commerce & Arts: Mysore, IND
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  
Social Media
Social Media  
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.  
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
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 15 Apr 2019)  
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)
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)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up, no matter what. Work hard and smart." (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)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m36  
    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  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m61  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m65  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m76  
    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  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m117  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m125  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m132