Saturday, July 26, 2008
India bags five bronze medals at the IMO
The IMO took place in Madrid, Spain from July 10-22 with the participation of more than 535 candidates from 101 countries and territories around the world. At the end of the competition, the 267 contestants were awarded, 47 gold, 100 silver and 120 bronze medals.China led this year’ contest with 217 points, five golds and one silver, followed by Russia, the Unites States, the Republic of Korea, Iran and Thailand.The 50th IMO is scheduled to take place in Germany from July 10-22, 2009.India has bagged five bronze medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which concluded today at Madrid in Spain.Indian team ranked 31st in IMO, an event for young meritorious students in mathematics and in terms of aggregate score, in which a total of 97 countries participated.The six-member Indian higher secondary student team, who went to participate in IMO which was held from July 10 to 22, had to be satisfied with only five Bronze medals and one Honourable Mention, according to Registrar of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), which is the nodal agency for national science olympiads.The winners are Ankit B Baraskar and Prashant S Sohani from Pune, Rudradev Basak from Burnpur, Anirudh Gujarale from Hyderabad, Utkarsh Tripathi from Kanpur. The Honourarable Mention was received by Abhinav Garg of Chandigarh.The students were led by Prof B J Venkatachala of Mathematical Olympiad cell of HBCSE, Bangalore. Mahendra Datta of Durgapur government college, West Bengal was the deputy leader while R B Bapat of Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi accompanied the team as an observer.