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Iran scores 5 medals in International Physics Olympiad

Source: ISNA, Tehran

Iranian students won several models in the 44th International Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen, Denmark capital city, including 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals.

Several teams from 88 countries had joined the event. Amir Zareh, Mohammad Reza Lotfinamin and Kousha Rezaeizadeh won gold medals. Nader Mosta'an grabbed silver medal and Amirparsa Zivari scored bronze medal in the event.

It is expected that the Iranian team would be ranked 3rd or 4th in the event which ran on July 8-14.

Iran won 2 silver and 3 bronze medals in the 43rd International Physics Olympiad.

The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students. It is one of the International Science Olympiads. The first IPhO was held in Warsaw, Poland in 1967.

Each national delegation is made up of at most five student competitors plus two leaders, selected on a national level. Observers may also accompany a national team. The students compete as individuals, and must sit for intensive theoretical and laboratory examinations. For their efforts the students can be awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals or an honorable mention.

The theoretical examination lasts 5 hours and consists of three questions. Usually these questions involve more than one part. The practical examination may consist of one laboratory examination of five hours, or two, which together take up the full five hours.

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