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The first Indian girl to win a gold at a Physics Olympiad...

Published on: Thursday, 5th August 2010 08:23 AM     By      Administrator


Aakanksha Sarda stood 18th in the country at the IIT JEE examinations.

The Mumbai student is back in the spotlight again, this time for winning a gold at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO, which was held in Croatia.

Sarda is the first Indian girl to achieve this feat -- she stood 12th among the 376 students from 82 countries and first among the girls.

In 2006, Neha Rambia was the first girl to participate in the Olympiad and had won a bronze medal.

The 18-year-old wiz beat over 40,000 students across the country to make it to Indian contingent. When she qualified, she also became only the second girl to represent the country.



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