Aug 20, 2016, 1:43 PM
Iran lands 3rd in IOI 2016

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iranian students have managed to win the bronze medal in the 28th edition of International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).

Hosted by Kazan of Russia, the 28th round of International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) was held from Friday August 12 to Friday August 19.

Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran succeeded in securing two gold and two silver medals in the international event.

Ali Bahjati and Mahmoudian Bidgoli claimed gold medals while Amir Mohammad Dehghan and Seyed Parsa Taheri were silver winners.

Accordingly, the Iranian squad collected four medals to stand in the third position of the scientific tournament overall.

The 29th International Olympiad in Informatics is scheduled to convene in the Iranian capital of Tehran in the year 2017.

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is a yearly IT competition for students. The first IOI took place in 1989.

Each country participating at the IOI submits a team of four students, a team leader and a deputy team leader. Currently more than 300 students take part in the Olympiad every year, with more countries scheduled to join.

Students participate on an individual basis, with their cumulative scores over the two competition rounds being used to rank them on a list of participants. The highest ranked student overall is declared the absolute world champion and receives a special prize from the IOI.

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