India has bagged four golds and a silver medal at the 40th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) held at Merida Yucatan, Mexico.
The top five students, who represented India in the week-long International Physics Olympiad this year at Mexcio which concluded on Sunday night (Monday morning for India), had earlier established their supremacy by securing top positions in IIT-JEE 2009.
"They were arguably the best physics students in India. They have now established that they are also some of 'the best
physics students in the world' by wining four golds and a silver," Prof Vijay Singh, National Coordinator, Science
Olympiads told PTI in Mumbai.
The winners of gold medals are Gopi Sivakanth Yeleswaram from Andhra (third in IIT-JEE), Nitin Jain from Faridabad in Haryana (first in IIT-JEE), Priyank Pradeep Parikh from Mumbai (sixth in IIT-JEE) and Shubham Tulsiani from Jodhpur in Rajasthan (second in IIT-JEE).
The winner of the silver medal is Vinit Atal from Pune (ranked 90 in IIT-JEE), Singh said.