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Indonesian students win silver, bronze in International Physics Olympiad in Israel

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, July 17, 2019  /  01:30 pm
Indonesian students win silver, bronze in International Physics Olympiad in Israel

A group of Indonesian students with their silver and bronze medals at the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Tel Aviv, Israel.  (Kompas.com/File)

A group of Indonesian students has won silver and bronze medals at the 50th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

The team, which consisted of five students from Java, nabbed four silver medals and one bronze medal.

Gusti Putu Surya Govinda Atmaja from Kesatuan Bangsa High School in Yogyakarta, Central Java; Ivander Jonathan Marella Waskito from Mawar Sharon Christian School in Surabaya, East Java; Nixon Widjaja from IPEKA Christian High School in BSD, Tangerang; and Yuwanza Ramadhan from SMA 1 state high school in Depok, West Java, each contributed a silver medal to the team. 

Daffa Fathani Adila from SMA 8 state high school in Jakarta won a bronze medal.

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The five students flew to Israel without support from the government, as Indonesia does not have formal diplomatic relations with the Middle Eastern country.

“The results were quite good. The four silvers and one bronze show that the Indonesian team performed well,” said Hendra Kwee, a representative from Simetri Education Foundation who chaperoned the Indonesian students in Israel, as quoted by Tribunnews

The IPhO is an annual competition for high school students in the field of physics, including theory and practical experiments. 

In its 50th iteration, the IPhO was organized and sponsored by the Israeli Education Ministry and the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University.

Held from July 7, the IPhO will officially close on Monday. (rfa/wng)