Six Indian students won medals at the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2022, which was held in Oslo, Norway. Pranjal Srivastava of the city’s National Public School in Koramangala took gold, while Atul Shatavart Nadig of Sriram Global School and Kaustav Mishra of Delhi Public School, Bangalore East took bronze. According to a leading news daily, Arjun Gupta (Delhi), Adhitya Venkata Ganesh Mangudy (Pune), and Vedant Saini (Chandigarh) were the other members of the Indian contingent to win bronze medals at the event.
Pranjal became youngest Indian ever to win gold at IMO
This is Pranjal’s third gold medal at the IMO in a row. At the age of 15, the Bengaluru native became the youngest Indian ever to win a gold medal at the IMO. His first gold came a year after winning silver at the IMO.
“It is a matter of great pride that after many years, every member of the Indian team returned with a medal each,” Pranjal said while adding that it was a privilege to wear a gold medal with the Indian flag over his shoulder. He now has the 12th best medal tally in IMO’s history. “It is humbling to see my name on the hall of fame list of IMO next to great names like Peter Scholze, who is a Field Medal winner,” Pranjal said while reacting to the feat, reported the news daily.
India’s score in IMO among 104 countries
The 63rd IMO, which drew 589 competitors from 104 countries, took place between July 6 and 16. The Indian team finished 24th out of 104 countries with a total score of 165 out of 252 points. A team of experts from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, accompanied the delegation. The Olympiad medal ceremony was held in the same Town Hall where the Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded in 2022.