At International Mathematical Olympiad 2023 India Secures 9th Spot With Six Medals
At the 64th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2023, held in Japan's Chiba city from July 2 to July 13, a team of six talented Indian mathematicians achieved remarkable success. They secured a total of six medals, consisting of two gold, two silver, and two bronze. Among the 112 countries that competed, the Indian team finished ninth, marking another impressive performance.
The gold medals were claimed by Atul Shatavart Nadig and Arjun Gupta, who both demonstrated exceptional skills and earned 37 points each. Ananda Bhaduri and Siddharth Choppara contributed to India's success by securing silver medals with 29 points each. Adhitya Mangudy and Archit Manas exhibited their mathematical prowess and were awarded bronze medals, scoring 22 and 20 points, respectively. This achievement marks the fourth time that the Indian team has secured a position in the top 10 at the IMO. Previously, India finished seventh in 1998, seventh again in 2001, and ninth in 2002. India has also secured three gold medals on four occasions since 1998. Additionally, India won two gold medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2001 and 2012.
The Indian team consisted of esteemed members, including Prithwijit De from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education in Mumbai, Sahil Mhaskar from the Chennai Mathematical Institute, Anant Mudgal from the University of California in the United States, and Pranjal Srivastava from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. Sahil represented India at the IMO 2005, while Anant represented India in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Pranjal participated in the IMO 2018, IMO 2019, IMO 2021, and IMO 2022. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)-TIFR plays a crucial role in training and selecting students for various Olympiads.
In the realm of the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2023, India achieved an outstanding victory, winning the highest number of medals with all participants securing gold medals. The 34th IBO took place in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from July 3 to July 11. The Indian team consisted of talented individuals including Rohit Panda from Chhattisgarh, Ishan Pednekar from Rajasthan, Megh Chhabda from Maharashtra, and Dhruv Advani from Karnataka. The competition witnessed the participation of 293 students from 76 countries. Alongside India, Singapore also secured four gold medals, contributing to the collective success. The IBO awarded a total of 29 gold medals to outstanding participants.