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Indonesian students win big at European Physics Olympiad

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, June 8, 2019  /  04:51 pm
Indonesian students win big at European Physics Olympiad

Indonesian students pose for the camera upon arrival at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Wednesday, June 5. (PSMA Directorate via kompas.com/File)

Six Indonesian students brought home gold, silver and bronze medals from the third European Physics Olympiad – EuPhO 2019 held in Riga, Latvia, recently.

More than 250 participants from 35 countries, including countries in Southeast Asia and Africa, as well as Brazil and Saudi Arabia, participated in this year’s event, which kicked off on June 1.

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Among the competition stages that the participants had to pass through were Experimental Physics and Theoretical Physics. Each test ran for five hours and they were held at the campus of the University of Latvia.

As reported by kompas.com, gold medal was given to Ivander Jonathan from private high school SMA Mawar Sharon Christian in Surabaya, East Java. The silver medals were brought home by Yuwanza Ramadhan from state high school SMAN 1 Depok in West Java and Nixon Widjaja from SMAK IPEKA Plus Tangerang in Banten. Meanwhile Gusti Putu Surya Govinda from SMA Kesatuan Bangsa in Yogyakarta and Daffa Fathani Adila from SMAN 8 Jakarta received bronze medals. (kes)