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Taiwan wins 4 gold medal, 1 silver at Physics Olympiad

Taiwan wins 4 gold medal, 1 silver at Physics Olympiad

Taipei, July 12 (CNA)
Taiwanese students won four gold medals and one silver at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), an annual competition for secondary school students that concluded Sunday in Mumbai, India. The medal haul placed them in third place overall in the event, behind only China and South Korea.
Due to their excellence in the competition, the students will be eligible for university admission and will be awarded NT$200,000 (US$6,447) and NT$100,000 in prize money, for the gold and silver medals, respectively, according to Ministry of Education rules.
The gold medal winners include Lin Yu-chia from National Taichung First Senior High School, Tsao Yi-lin and Tsai Pei-kai from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, and Cheng Chung-yao from Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School, while the silver medal winner is Yang Chih-hsiang from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School.
Individually, Cheng was ranked seventh, the best among all the Taiwanese students in the 46th IPhO.
Taiwanese students have participated since 1994 in the annual competition, which involves individual theoretical and experimental contests in physics, accumulating 59 gold medals, 22 silvers and 18 bronzes over the years.
Taiwanese teams took five golds each in 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and were placed first in international rankings in 2005 and 2011, while coming second in 2008, 2012 and 2014.
This year, China took five golds, while teams from South Korea, the United States and Russia also garnered four golds and one silvers. The Taiwanese teams are set to return home July 17. Next year, the IPhO will take place in Dublin, Ireland. (By Ho Horn-ru and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-28 02:25 GMT+08:00