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4 Israeli teams participating in the International Olympiads in Natural Sciences: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology have achieved unprecedented results, having won 18 medals – of which 3 are gold, 8 are silver and 7 are bronze. The Israeli education system and the whole country are proud of their achievements. Every year, local scientific teams take part in international scientific Olympiads, which took place this year almost in parallel. Note that this year for the first time the Israeli team took part in the Olympiad in biology. The Olympiad in Informatics, in which Israel will also take part, is expected to take place in August.
The Ministry of Education and the Maimonides Foundation's Center for Future Scientists are responsible for preparing the teams. Each team is trained in universities.
The team was preparing for the International Mathematical Olympiad IMO at the Weizmann Research Institute and all members of the team won medals – a gold medal, 4 silver and one bronze. Noga Friedman, who received the silver medal, was chosen as the best student in the entire Asian continent.
Preparation for the IPHO International Physics Olympiad – the team took place at the Hosidman Center of Ben-Gurion University in the Negev and all team members won medals – gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Revital Volakh is the first Israeli student to win a gold medal at the Physics Olympiad and is among the top students. The team was preparing for the IBO International Biology Olympiad at Tel Aviv University. The team won 3 medals: silver and 2 bronze.
Preparations for the International Chemistry Olympiad ICHO – the team took place in the Technion and all members of the team won medals: gold, silver and 2 bronze.
Minister of Education, Dr. Yifat Shasha-Biton: “Congratulations to the members of the Israeli scientific teams who have achieved outstanding success and glorified the State of Israel at the Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry Olympiads. I am sure that this is only the beginning, and that in a few years they will be at the forefront of Israeli scientific achievements.
Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, Chairman of the Center for Scientists of the Future this is a great national achievement. These successes are the result of dedication, investment and incredible efforts, and testify to the great talent and extraordinary abilities of Israeli students and students against the backdrop of scientific teams from around the world. We are very proud of the students and we are convinced that they will continue to achieve innovative achievements and will play an important role in shaping the future of the State of Israel. The Center for Future Scholars will continue to work with the Ministry of Education and universities to provide cutting-edge education and the highest quality tools to Israeli students.”
IMO International Mathematical Olympiad
The IMO International Mathematical Olympiad was held this year for the 63rd time (Israel has been taking part in it since 1979) in Oslo, Norway. This year, 583 participants from 104 countries took part in the Olympics. All members of the Israeli math team won medals – a gold medal, 4 silvers and one bronze. The team was trained at the Weizmann Institute, headed by Academic Director Professor Avraham Aizenbud, head coach Lev Radziwillovsky, head of the delegation Dr. Dan Carmon and a team of coaches – Shahar Friedman, Daniel Kanner and Guy Kapon.
Israel math team: Omri Zemer from Modiin – gold medal. Leg Friedman from Rehovot – silver medal. In addition, Noga was chosen as the best student of the Asian continent. Uri Frenkel from Jerusalem – silver medal. Itamar Nir of Rehovot – silver medal. Yair Shoham from Ness Ziona – silver medal. Guy Ostfeld – from Givatayim – bronze medal.
IPHO International Physics Olympiad
The IPHO International Physics Olympiad was held this year for the 55th time (Israel has been participating in it since 1994) under the leadership of Switzerland online. This year, 370 participants from 74 countries took part in the Olympics. All members of the Israeli team in physics won medals: a gold medal, 2 silver and 2 bronze. The team was trained at the University. Ben-Gurion in the Negev, led by academic director Professor Oleg Krichevsky, head coach Pavel Radzivilovsky and coaches Assaf Rosen and Eyalyam Volakh.
Israel Physics Team: Revital Volakh from Moreshet – gold medal. Recognized as the student with the highest achievements in this Olympiad. Nadav Ron from Petah Tikva – silver medal. Yaakov Friedman from Rehovot – silver medal. Ron Levy from Zikhron Yaakov – bronze medal. Noam Lahiani from Jerusalem – bronze medal.
International Chemistry Olympiad ICHO
The International Chemistry Olympiad ICHO was held this year for the 54th time (Israel has been participating in it since 2006), under the leadership of China in online mode. This year, 326 participants from 84 countries took part in the Olympics. All members of the Israel Chemistry team received medals: one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. The team was trained at the Technion under the guidance of Academic Director Prof. Zeev Gross, Head Coach Dr. Izana Nigel-Etinger and coaching staff – Dr. Assaf Meoda, Alex Korontov and Dr. Gabriela A-Levi. Israel Chemistry Team: Nir Cohen from Rishon Lezion – gold medal. Neta David Eiger from Kibbutz Tirat Zvi – silver medal. Tal Sasson from Hadera – bronze medal. Sean Hentz from Magen Yavne – – Bronze medal.
IBO Biology Olympiad
1990, and this year Israel participated for the first time. The Olympiad was held in Armenia and 248 participants from 62 countries took part in it. The team won a silver and 2 bronze medals. The team was trained at Tel Aviv University under the guidance of Academic Director Prof. Abdalslam Azzam, head coaches: Dr. Yair Pozniak and Dr. Yuval Nash and coaching staff: Reem Abu Ras, Debsha Sher, Shai Adar, Oren Ghozlan and Shiri Landman.
Israel Biology Team: Nadav from Misgav – silver medal. Hillel Brandel from Tel Aviv – bronze medal. Ron Ayalon from Ramat HaSharon – bronze medal. Amit Gasol from Herzliya.
Attached are photos of Israeli teams. Credit: Center for Scientists of the Future. Press Service of the Ministry of Education and the Center for Scientists of the Future
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