19 Jul '11, 8am

S'pore ranks first at International Physics Olympiad

SINGAPORE: Singapore has been ranked first at the International Physics Olympiad. The Singapore team received five gold medals and was placed first out of 84 countries at the event held in Bangkok, Thailand from July 10 to 18. The Ministry of Education said this was an improvement over Singapore's 7th placing last year. The other teams that received five gold medals were from China, Korea and Taiwan. The Singapore gold medallists are Kang Zi Yang, Li Kewei, Lin Jiahuang and Lin Sen of Raffles Institution; and Tan Zong Xuan of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. Meanwhile, Singapore received three gold medals and one silver medal at the 22nd International Biology Olympiad that was held in Taipei from July 10 to 17. The Singapore team was placed third in a field of 229 students from 58 countries. The gold medallists are Javan Lee Tze Han of Hwa Chong Institution; Hon...

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