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India bags five bronze medals at the IMO

Indian team, bagging five bronze medals, ranked 31st in International Mathematical Olympiad, an event for young meritorious students in mathematics, in which a total of 97 countries participated.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2008 14:35 IST

India has bagged five bronze medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), which concluded on Tuesday 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, Pradhan said.

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.

The team will be felicitated at HBCSE in Mumbai on Wednesday, Pradhan said.