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Iran wins six medals at international astronomy olympiad in Beijing

Beijing, Nov 3, IRNA-The Iranian team to the 10th International Astronomy Olympiad in China left Beijing for Tehran after gaining six medals.

The Iranian team won one gold, two silver and three bronze medals and received a diploma of honor.

The team will return to Tehran after a day-long stopover in Moscow.

Teams from sixteen countries including Iran, China, Russia, India, Brazil, Italy, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania participated in the competitions which were held from October 25 to November 2.

An official with the Iranian team, Shahin Jaafarzadeh, said that the olympiad is aimed at developing and promoting astronomy and expand international contacts among students in the field of astronomy training and brushing up astrological and scientific knowledge.

India with five gold medals proved to be the best participating team in the olympiad, he said.

The 11th international olympiad is scheduled to be held in India.

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