Romania’s Olympic team ranks 1st in Europe, obtaining four medals - two golden and two silver, plus an honourable mention and a special prize at the Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympics.

Ioana Zelko and Marius Constantin, 12 graders studying at the Informatics International High School in Bucharest, won two gold medals at this year’s edition. Miruna Oprescu, 11th grader at "Ovidius" Theoretical High School from Constanta (South-East) received an award for the most precise thesis in the theoretical contest.

Vlad Dumitru Margarint, 12 grader at the "Gh. Rosca Codreanu" National College from Barlad (East) won a silver medal. And Kruk Sandor, 12th grader studying at Vasile Lucaciu National College from Baia Mare (North-West), received the honourable mention.

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympics took place during 19 - 26 October in Iran. Over 100 competitors took part in the contest, coming from 20 countries. From the European teams, Romania took the first position, leaving Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia and Belarus behind.

The Romanian team took the third position in the general classification, with the first two ranks going to India and Iran.