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Israel Wins 1st Gold Medal in a Decade at Int’l Chemistry Olympiads

Israeli students won their first gold medal in a decade at the International Chemistry Olympiads this year, along with two silver medals and a bronze medal.

"Israel's education system is recording another impressive achievement in the sciences," said Director-General of the Education Ministry Amit Adri. "The students' victories at the International Chemistry Olympiads and the European Physics Competition place Israel at the forefront of the world of science."

Adri added that he would like to see "a broader representation of female students in the future. Given the importance of the issue, I intend to advance this important goal."

Israel has participated in the Olympiads since 2006. The Olympiads this year was run by Turkey but took place over Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic. (JPost / VFI News)