Mumbai, July 28: Indian students bagged four gold
medals and a silver at the 39th International Physics Olympiad
(IPO) which concluded on Monday at Hanoi in Vietnam.
India also stood third in terms of medals tally just behind China and Taiwan, which bagged five gold medals each and in tie with Korea and USA, Vijay Singh, coordinator of the Science Olympiad, told agencies today.
"We are ahead of Russia, Iran, UK, Germany and others,"
A total of 376 students from 82 countries across the
world participated in the IPO.
The Gold medal winners are Garvit Juniwal from Jaipur,
Kunal Yogen Shah from Mumbai, Nishant Totla from Aurangabad
and Shitikanth from Patna. While Saurabh Goyal from Kota
bagged a silver medal, Singh said.
Coincidentally, all the five students are also IIT's
joint entrance exams' toppers, Singh said, adding that
Shitikanth obtained first rank and Nishant Totla stood second
among over 3 lakh students.
While, Garvit's rank was ten, Kunal had 23rd rank and
Saurabh stood 16th rank.
The toppers will interact with media on July 30 after
their return to India at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science
Education which is the nodal centre for India's Science
The Science Olympiad in India is sponsored by the
Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Human Resource
Development and Department of Science and technology, Singh