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Taiwan wins first place at Earth Science Olympiad

TAIPEI--Taiwan has won first place in terms of group ranking at the 6th International Earth Science Olympiad being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina Oct. 8-18, with the participation of contenders from 17 countries.

Four Taiwanese competitors bagged three gold medals and one silver during the contest for high school students in the field of natural science, an official from the Ministry of Education said Saturday.

With higher individual rankings than South Korea, which also grabbed three gold medals and one silver, the Taiwanese team succeeded in defending the championship for the sixth year in a row, the official noted.

Tu Yi-hsiu and Chen Chien-ping of Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School and Tseng Min-tuan of the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University each won a gold medal, while Peng Yi-ang of Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung High School took the silver.

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