Team Romania won seven medals – two gold medals, four silver medals and a bronze medal – at the 24th edition of the International Astronomy Olympiad, which was held in Piatra-Neamt, Romania, October 18-26, under the co-ordination of Romania’s Ministry of National Education (MEN).
According to a MEN press statements, the gold medallists are Daria-Teodora of the Vasile Alecsandri Collegiate High School of Galati and George Cristian Ardeleanu of the Bucharest International High School of Informatics.
The silver medals went to Traian Rares Tusof the Gheorghe Sincai Collegiate High School of Baia Mare, Teodor Ionut Grosu of the Gheorghe Vranceanu Collegiate High School of Bacau, Dragos-Andrei Sirghi of the Stefan cel Mare Collegiate High School of Suceava, and to Adrian-Marian Tiripa of the Nicolae Iorga High School of Braila.
The bronze was awarded to Flavia-Cristina Pascal of the Petru Rares Collegiate Highs School of Piatra Neamt.
Adrian-Marian Tiripa also got a special diploma for the best result in the observation contest.
Team Romania was coordinated by teachers Grigoruto Oniciuc of the Petru Rares Collegiate High School of Piatra Neamt and Lucian Stoian fo the Vasile Lucaciu Collegiate High School of Baia Mare.
Over 120 participants from 21 countries competed in the event, divide by age groups: juniors and seniors.
Representing Romania were three juniors and four seniors.