Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 31, 2008
India may not have done all that well in Beijing - one gold medal winner and just three medals overall at the Olympics - but Indians will always have Bandung. That’s the place in Indonesia that last week hosted the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad. As fans of Eye on Asia know, we’ve been following the academic olympiads closely here and here. China boosters have taken to boasting about the performance of the Chinese mathletes and physics stars compared to their Indian counterparts, so Indians now deserve a chance to crow, too. According to the Hindu, India’s team came in first, with two golds, two silvers and a bronze. No word on how far back in the back the Chinese were. Now on to the Paralympics!