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Ilija Srpak Becomes Youngest Croatian to Win Chemistry Olympiad Medal



Varaždin High school student Ilija Srpak become the youngest Croatian ever this week to win a medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad…

Srpak won bronze at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad which is being held in Azerbaijan this week and it was the first time that a Grade 1 student from Croatia had ever won a medal at the Olympiad.

Croatia returned from Azerbaijan with two bronze medals with Jakov Smešny from Rijeka also winning a bronze medal. Croatia were represented at the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad by Josip Draženović (Karlovac), Barbara Rubinić (Zagreb), Smešny and Srpak.

The International Chemistry Olympiad is an annual academic competition for high school students. It is one of the International Science Olympiads. The competition consists of two examinations, a theoretical examination and a practical examination. Both have durations of up to 5 hours.

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