China Tops Chemistry Olympiad

Aug. 2, 2016
Its team of high schoolers wins the most medals in international competition.

A Chinese team took top honors at The 48th International Chemistry Olympiad, reports Chemical & Engineering News. The competition, which ran from July 23rd to August 1 in Tbilsi, Georgia, had high school students from 71 countries face off; each country could send up to four students.

Each member of the four-person Chinese team won a gold medal. The four-person U.S. team, which was sponsored by the American Chemistry Society, Washington, D.C., scored four medals: one gold, two silver and one bronze. A Romanian high schooler earned top individual honors by snaring three gold medals and a silver one.

Overall, 30 gold, 57 silver and 83 bronze medals were awarded.

The competition involved a five-hour theoretical exam and a five-hour practical laboratory exam.

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