Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mumbai girl wins International Physics Olympiad

Mumbai girl wins International Physics Olympiad

Aakanksha Sarda has created history and made India proud by winning a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad held in Croatia.

She`s just 18 years old but shot to fame in no time as she is the first Indian woman to reach the milestone.

Not only this, Aakanksha also stood first among the girls at the olympiad.

Five students each from 82 countries took part in this olympiad and overall, India stood sixth.

"The first girl to represent India at the olympiad in 2006 had managed to bag a bronze. Aakanksha has become the first Indian girl to win the gold medal," Vijay Singh, national co-ordinator of science olympiads was quoted as saying by TNN.

"It`s an amazing feeling...It hasn`t sunk in yet. People say girls aren`t good at physics, I think I have made a point here," said Akanksha Sarda, Gold Medalist, International PhysicsOlympiad.

"Noam Chomsky is not a scientist, but he practically invented modern linguistics. He is so multi-faceted. I hope to work with him when I go to MIT," she added.


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