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Iranian Students shine in International Astronomy Olympiad


The eight-member astronomy Olympiad team of the Islamic Republic of Iran gained the first place in "senior" level of the twelfth students' Astronomy Olympiad by winning three gold and eight silver medals.


Behzad Solatian, the PR manager of Young Researcher's Club said to the science reporter of ISNA: Elahe Sadat Naqib, Faraza Enayati and Seyed Amirsadat Mussavi managed to win gold medals, while Arash Delijani, Ali Reza Eskandari, Anahita Khalilzadeh, Reza Montazeri Namin and Seyed Ali Hamed Mussavian won silver medals in the international astronomy Olympiad in Ukraine.


He added: Seyed Amirsadat Mussavi, besides winning the gold medal, was able to acquire the highest mark of this competition as well.



Solatian, describing the general rank of the Iranian team in the twelfth astronomy students' Olympiad and said: Iran's team gained the first place in the "senior" level and it is anticipated that it will acquire the first place overall in both levels (less than 17 years and less than 15 years old). The results will be announced subsequently.


According to ISNA the astronomy Olympiad was held from September 29 to October 7 (7 to 15 Mehr) in Ukraine.


The astronomy team of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was able to win one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the eleventh students' astronomy Olympiad held last year in Aban [October] in Mumbai in India, in which 80 students took part from 19 countries.


Note: Original article published in Persian by ISNA.
Translated for by BMarz translators:

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