The International Maths Olympiad 2019 was recently organized in the United Kingdom. It is considered to be the hardest and biggest competitions across the world. Fourteen-year-old Pranjal Srivastava from India has made the nation proud by winning the gold medal in the competition in what was his second attempt at the prestigious competition.
Pranjal Srivastava, a student of the National Public School, Bengaluru became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal in the International Maths Olympiad 2019. He had appeared for the competition in the previous year as well and managed to bag a silver medal with 89th rank in the International Maths Olympiad 2018. In the year 2018, he was one of the six Indian Students to win silver and bronze medals in the competition.
He was the youngest Indian to win a silver medal in the International Maths Olympiad at that time as well. However this year, Pranjal secured 18th rank in the competition that was held recently in the United Kingdom.
A total of 600 candidates from across 210 countries have taken part in the International Maths Olympiad 2019. Pranjal has not only become the youngest Indian to bag a gold medal in the competition but has also ended the seven-year drought of a gold medal for India in the prestigious and toughest competition.
International Maths Olympiad is a world championship mathematics competition for pre-college students. Students from class 1 to 12 can participate in this competition. It was first held in Romania in the year 1959 with seven participating countries, and thereafter it is held annually in a different country every year.
Eventually, it spread its wings to more than 100 countries across five continents in a few years. Every year, the host country follows the regulations and traditions of the International Maths Olympiad strictly.