Israeli Youth Win Medals at International Physics and Math Competitions

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The Israeli delegation to the 47th International Physics Olympiad for high school students in Zurich, Switzerland, which ended Sunday, won four medals—three silver and one bronze—as well as an honorable mention.

Israel’s team included Omry Cohen, who tied for 63rd place and received a silver medal; Iddo Friedman, who tied for 68th place and received a silver medal; Chen Dan Mechel, who came in 101st and was awarded a silver medal; Nir Yosef May, who came in 131st to get a bronze medal; and Nitzan Shapria, who came in 221st place and earned an honorable mention.

Israel was ranked 19th among the 87 countries that participated in the Physics Olympiad. At the Mathematical Olympiad for high schoolers in Hong Kong, meanwhile, Israelis Yaron Brodsky, Omri Peer, and Yoav Avidan won silver medals, while Boaz Buberman, Dor Mezer, and Liam Hanany brought home bronzes. Israel was ranked 22nd among 109 countries that took part in the Mathematical Olympiad, which wrapped up Sunday.

By: Israel Hayom/Exclusive to

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Source: United with Israel