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Russian high schoolers set record at Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

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Russian high schoolers set record at Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad


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Russian schoolchildren have won ten medals at the 14th International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad, setting an absolute record for the competition, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. The tournament ended on November 21 in Bogota.

More than 60 teams from almost 50 countries fought for the victory.

Russian schoolchildren became the first in the unofficial medal standings with a record number of awards, scoring eight gold and two silver medals. 
Maxim Permyakov from Saransk became the absolute winner the absolute winner of the Olympiad . He studies at the Mordovian Republican Lyceum for gifted children. 

Muscovites Elisey Zhdanov, Ilya Prosyanoy, Danila Shkinderov, Ekaterina Bobkova, and Alexei Zhivin won gold medals. The first place went to Victoria Krasotkina from the Moscow region. Another Muscovite, Andrei Azhakin, won the silver medal.

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