Rajasthan students win gold, silver in Physics Olympiad

Rajasthan's two students — Shubham Mehta of Kota and Nisheet Lahoti of Jaipur stormed the prestigious 42nd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) concluded in Bangkok on Monday. They brought laurels to country with their outstanding performance and won gold and silver medals. About 400 students from 84 countries participated in the IPhO, including five students from India — Sumegha Garg from Bhatinda and Burle Sai Kiran from Hyderabad won the gold medal and Prudhvi Tej from Andhra Pradesh won silver.
Five Indian students bagged three gold medals and two silver medals at the 42nd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) which concluded on Monday in Bangkok. About 400 students from 84 countries participated in the IPhO including five students from India, who secured medals, Dr Vijay Singh, National coordinator of the Science Olympiad said here. “There is no official ranking of nations. However in terms of medals tally India stood at the fifth position among 84 nations. Our students were competing with the best students from other countries and in-spite of the stiff competition, we did well,” he said. All the five meritorious students were trained for over a month at the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), he said.