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Russian schoolchildren won international astronomy competition
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Russian schoolchildren won five gold awards and became the winners in the team event at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, which was held for the 14th time. For the first time, the competition was held online, TASS reports.
The winners of the tournament were students of the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 in St. Petersburg Ivan Harichkin and Artyom Gordeev, a student at the Moscow Center for Pedagogical Excellence Alexei Kadykov, as well as Sergei Reva and Ruslan Sapaev from the capital's Second School Lyceum.
At the previous astronomical Olympiad, the Russians were also able to win one gold medal and became prize-winners four times, competing with participants from 46 countries. The program consisted of theoretical, practical, observational and team rounds.
Olympiads in astronomy have been held for a little over ten years, which is much less than in many other disciplines. During this time, the number of countries that have assembled teams of young astronomers and astrophysicists has more than doubled.