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Indonesian students win four medals at Chemistry Olympiad in Paris

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, August 1, 2019  /  06:08 pm
Indonesian students win four medals at Chemistry Olympiad in Paris

The participants were required to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in chemistry. (Shutterstock/File)

Indonesian high school students received international recognition once again after winning four medals at the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) held in Paris on July 21-30.

This year's IChO was attended by 300 students from 80 countries. Each country is allowed to send a maximum of four participating students.

According to an announcement published on the Education and Culture Ministry website, the four Indonesian students who received the medals are Bakuh Danang Setyo Budi from SMA Semesta BBS Semarang in Central Java (silver); Winston Cahya from SMAK Petra 2 Surabaya, East Java (silver); Jessica Marry Listijo from SMAK BPK Penabur Gading Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten (bronze); and Bayu Dwi Putra from SMAN 2 South Tangerang (bronze). 

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As reported by kompas.com, the participants were required to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in chemistry.

Prior to competing in Paris, the students went through a three-tiered, eight-week-long selection process in Padang, West Sumatra. (sal/kes)