Akanksha first Indian woman to win gold at Physics Olympiad

July 28th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Akanksha Sarda (18) from Mumbai entered record books by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad in Croatia.

“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,” NDTV quoted Akanksha Sarda, as saying.

Nearly 376 participants from 82 countries participated in the competition, which was held in Croatia this month.

The Indian contingent came back with one gold, three silver medals and a bronze in the event which involved cracking some the toughest physics problems.

“We have been going for the Physics Olympiad for the past 13 years. Only two girls have gone since, and Akanksha is the first to win a gold,” said Vijay Singh, National Coordinator of the Science Olympiads.

Akanksha stood 18th in the IIT entrance exam this year and plans to go to MIT in the USA. (ANI)

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