High-schoolers tie for first at earth science competition

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High-schoolers tie for first at earth science competition

Korea shared top honors with Taiwan at the International Earth Science Olympiad with three gold medals and a silver medal, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said yesterday.

It is a third straight year that Korea finished first in the international competition that involved test-taking for two days as well as experiments and other activities. A total of 101 high school students from 27 countries participated in the nine-day event held in India through last Friday.

All four Korean participants stood on the podium in Mysore with Kim Hee-jun of Busanil Science High School, Lee Ju-ho of Hansung Science High School and Han Sang-wu of Incheon Science High School clinching a gold medal, each. Lee Min-yeop of Gyeongnam Science High School won a silver medal.

Japan, Thailand and Romania were tied for third with a gold medal and three silvers each, while Italy finished six with a gold medal and three bronzes.
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