Indian-American high school student Avi Goel has won the world championship at the International Geography Bee’s junior varsity division which was held in Berlin last month.
14-year old Avi is a tenth grader at Silver Creek High School in Evergreen, San Jose, California. He won a gold medal in seven out of the 10 medal events, and a silver medal in two of the events, topping the overall medals table.
He also bagged the top spot in all the three events counting towards the world championship title: the International Geography Exam, the International Geography Showdown, and the International Geography Bee.
The competition took place from 11th to 18th of last month, bringing together over 100 of the world’s top geography students to vie for the world championship title in the subject.