Singapore students win 12 gold medals at International Olympiads

The experts and the team competing in the biology olympiad, (from left) Mr Marcus Chan, Dr Chen Zhong, ( Ms Lim Yan Ling, Mr Lucas Yeo, Ms Aditi Saayujya, Mr Muzammil Arif Din S/O Abdul Jabbar, Ms Li Jiaqi, Dr Beverly Goh and Dr Ng Ngan Kee.
The experts and the team competing in the biology olympiad, (from left) Mr Marcus Chan, Dr Chen Zhong, ( Ms Lim Yan Ling, Mr Lucas Yeo, Ms Aditi Saayujya, Mr Muzammil Arif Din S/O Abdul Jabbar, Ms Li Jiaqi, Dr Beverly Goh and Dr Ng Ngan Kee.PHOTO: MOE
The experts and the team competing in the chemistry olympiad (from left) Madam Ng Yu Rui, Dr Zhang Sheng, Miss Tang Yimian, Mr Lam Tze King, Mr Matthias Liau Yi Quan, Mr Zhang Zhiyuan, Dr Tan Wee Boon and Mr Tham Zi Sheng.
The experts and the team competing in the chemistry olympiad (from left) Madam Ng Yu Rui, Dr Zhang Sheng, Miss Tang Yimian, Mr Lam Tze King, Mr Matthias Liau Yi Quan, Mr Zhang Zhiyuan, Dr Tan Wee Boon and Mr Tham Zi Sheng.PHOTO: MOE
The experts and the team that competed in the informatics olympiad (from left) Mr Lam Yun Shao Ranald, Dr Steven Halim, Ms Lim Li, Mr Huang Xing Chen, Mr Pang Wen Yuen, Mr Zhang Guangxuan, Madam Tan-Moh Tser Ni Eileen and Associate Professor Tan Sun
The experts and the team that competed in the informatics olympiad (from left) Mr Lam Yun Shao Ranald, Dr Steven Halim, Ms Lim Li, Mr Huang Xing Chen, Mr Pang Wen Yuen, Mr Zhang Guangxuan, Madam Tan-Moh Tser Ni Eileen and Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck.PHOTO: MOE
The experts and team members that competed in the mathematics olympiad (from left) Dr Tay Tiong Seng, Mr Ai Xinghuan, Mr Joel Tan Junyao, Mr Dylan Toh Shan Hong, Mr Clarence Chew Xuan Da, Mr Wang Jianzhi, Mr Ng Yu Peng, Mr Bryan Wang Peng Jun, Mr Lin
The experts and team members that competed in the mathematics olympiad (from left) Dr Tay Tiong Seng, Mr Ai Xinghuan, Mr Joel Tan Junyao, Mr Dylan Toh Shan Hong, Mr Clarence Chew Xuan Da, Mr Wang Jianzhi, Mr Ng Yu Peng, Mr Bryan Wang Peng Jun, Mr Ling Yan Hao, Mr Teh Jiun Harn, Associate Professor Wong Yan Loi and Mr Thomas Teo.PHOTO: MOE
The experts and team that competed in the physics olympiad (from left) Mr Bernard Ricardo, Ms Yenny Wijaya, Ms Yang Yarong, Mr Darren Wayne Lim, Mr Bradley Teo Wei Jie, Mr Lee Vint Ve Shein Lin Htut, Mr Ma Zhao Yu, Mr Ong Hong Ming Teddy, Mrs
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The experts and team that competed in the physics olympiad (from left) Mr Bernard Ricardo, Ms Yenny Wijaya, Ms Yang Yarong, Mr Darren Wayne Lim, Mr Bradley Teo Wei Jie, Mr Lee Vint Ve Shein Lin Htut, Mr Ma Zhao Yu, Mr Ong Hong Ming Teddy, Mrs Fabiola Soong and Associate Professor Rajdeep Singh Rawat.PHOTO: MOE

SINGAPORE - Students from Singapore clinched a total of 12 gold medals in five International Olympiads.

The Olympiads were for biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and informatics. They were held overseas between July and August (2017).

The students also won seven silver and three bronze medals, as well as an honourable mention, the Education Ministry in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 15).

International Olympiads are opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge of mathematics and scientific concepts.

In the Sciences and Informatics Olympiads, they are also tested on their ability to carry out experiments and programming.

Singapore's best performance was in the International Physics Olympiad, where the team won five gold medals and came in first among 394 participants from 86 countries.

The students were drawn from NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Hwa Chong Institution and Raffles Institution.

They were led by experts from institutions such as National Institute of Education at the Nanyang Technological University, the National University of Singapore's biological sciences department, junior colleges and the Education Ministry.

In 2016, Singapore won a total of 13 gold and nine silver medals as well as one bronze medal.