Thai students win medals at 5th Intl Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics


BANGKOK, Sep 4 – Thai students win one silver, three bronze medals, and one honorary certificate at 5th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Chorzow, Poland.

The competition was held among students at the high school level from 29 countries all over the world, including teams from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Portugal, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.

Nont Panitanpaisan from Bangkok’s Suankularb Wittayalai School, garnered the silver medal.

Bronze medals were won by Kritanon Sirorattanakul, Kittipos Ngernyuang, both from Mahidol Wittayanusorn School in Nakhon Pathom province, and Pongpijit Chuanraksasat from Bangkok’s Triam Udom Suksa School.

An honorary certificate went to Tipayawit Chuenjit from the capital’s Samsen Wittayalai School.

The medal winners and other representatives from Thailand will arrive back to Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday, according to the Promotion of Academic Olympiad and Development of Science Education Foundation (POSN) under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra.