Iran ranks 5th in Intl. Biology Olympiad

TEHRAN, Jul. 20 (MNA) – The Iranian team finished in fifth place in the 26th International Biology Olympiad held in Denmark.

Mohammad Amin Sadeghi won a gold medal, Seyed Mohammad Navid Ataei and Nima Mosayebi each won a silver medal and Dina Mousavi won a bronze medal in the competition where some 200 students from 61 countries took part.

In the 25th IBO which took place in Indonesia, Iranian team managed to grab 1 gold and 2 bronze medals. The 2016 IBO will be hosted by Vietnam. Iran is scheduled to host the 29th edition of the international event in 2018. 

The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is an annual event where students from all over the world compete on their knowledge of biology. The participants are school students up to age 19. To take part in the IBO, the students must be in the top four in the National Biology Olympiad in their individual countries.

The 26th edition of the International Biology Olympiad took place in Aarhus, Denmark on 12-19 July 2015.


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