New Delhi: India has emerged triumphant in the 16th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Chorzow, Poland. Securing a remarkable second position, India clinched four gold medals and one silver medal in this prestigious competition that unfolded from August 10 to 20. The United Kingdom secured the top rank with an impressive haul of five gold medals.
A total of 236 talented students from 50 diverse countries participated in this international event, showcasing their astronomical prowess. The gold medalists from India include Rajdeep Mishra from Kota, Rajasthan, Koduru Tejashwar from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, MD Sahil Akhtar from Kolkata, West Bengal, and Akarsh Raj Sahai from Nagpur, Maharashtra. Additionally, Sainavaneeth Mukund from Bengaluru, Karnataka, earned a well-deserved silver medal. The Indian contingent was led by Prof. Surhud More and Pratesh Ranadiv.