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IIT topper wins gold at International Physics Olympiad

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | July 31, 2008 11:55 IST

Two months after he topped the Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Patna resident Shitikanth has won the gold medal at the 39th International Physics Olympiad held at Hanoi, Vietnam.

The International Physics Olympiad was held between July 22 and July 28, said Shitikanth's father Dr Arun Kumar Barnwal.

Shitikanth, who was one of the students selected to represent India, said that he was excited after winning the gold medal.

Barnwal informed that the Indian team won four gold medals and one silver medal at the Olympiad.

Shitikanth had become a local hero after he topped the IIT-JEE this year.

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