Further Personal Information
||Raja Anandilal Poddar College: Mumbai, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started Gymnastics lessons at the age of 6 in India.
|Why this sport?
||Her father, a renowned sports organizer, firmly insisted that Akshata should attend regular training classes and kept a close watch on her development in gymnastics.
||She devotes five to six hours a day to practice and follows a strict diet.
||She had severe back problems during puberty. Doctors stopped her from bending backward for an entire year. She is continuously developing her back flexibility. (Gymnastics Federation of India, 14 Sep 2010)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She is always particular about her costumes and makeup which she feels adds flavour to her competition performance. (Gymnastics Federation of India, 14 Sep 2010)
||Her father is a renowned sports organizer. (Gymnastics Federation of India, 14 Sep 2010)
||To win international medals. (Gymnastics Federation of India, 14 Sep 2010)