Iranian students win 4 medals at IBO 2018

July 22, 2018

TEHRAN —Iranian students received two gold, one silver and one bronze medals at the 29th International Biology Olympiad (IBO 2018), Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

Tehran played host to IBO 2018 from July 15 to 22, with some 270 students from 71 countries including Iran. 

Students from Taiwan, China and Vietnam managed to come in the first three places. 

Fatemeh Mohajerani, an official with the Ministry of Education, explained that the final scores are not announced yet but Iran might rank fifth or below, Tasnim reported on Saturday. 
 
The IBO is an annual competition for secondary school students. Their skills in tackling biological problems, and dealing with biological experiments are tested.  Interest in biology, inventiveness, creativity and perseverance are necessary.

According to the IBO official website, the first edition of the competition was held in Olomouc, the Czech Republic, in July 1990. Iran joined the competition in 1999. 

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