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Iran 5th in Biology Olympiad

Iran 5th in Biology OlympiadIran 5th in Biology Olympiad

The Iranian team participating in the 26th International Biology Olympiad held in Denmark finished at fifth place.  According to Mehr News Agency, Mohammad Amin Sadeqi won a gold medal, Seyyed Mohammad Navid-Ataei and Nima Mosayyebi each won a silver medal and Dina Mousavi won a bronze medal in the competition where 200 students from 61 countries participated. In the 25th IBO, which took place in Indonesia, the Iranian team managed to grab 1 gold and 2 bronze medals. The 2016 IBO will be hosted by Vietnam.  Iran will be hosting the 29th edition of the international event in 2018.  The International Biology Olympiad is an annual event where students compete over their knowledge of biology. The participants are school students up to age 19. To take part in IBO, the students must rank among the top four in the National Biology Olympiad in their countries.

The 26th IBO took place in Aarhus, Denmark, on 12-19 July 2015.