A team of Iranian high school students have won four medals to rank third at the 2017 International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand.
According to the Iranian Education Ministry, Amir Hossein Behnoush, Parsa Pirouz, and Amir Abbas Kazemi-Nia received gold medals and Soroush Baniani bagged a silver medal at the 49th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad.
The Thai and American students ranked respectively first and second during the event which was held in Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom, according to a Farsi report by the Fars News Agency.
297 students from 76 countries took part in the event and the closing ceremony was held on Friday.
The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual academic competition for high school students.
The first edition of the event was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1968. It has been held every year since then, except for 1971. Iran has won medals in 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2017 editions of the chemistry Olympiads.