Syria ranks 4th internationally, 1st among Arab states in World Robot Olympiad

Damascus, SANA-The Syrian team won the 4th place in the finals of the World Robot Olympiad held in the Russian city of Sochi.

The competition saw 400 international teams from 47 countries competing, including 11 Arab ones. The Arab countries participated with a total of 48 teams.

Muhib al-Neqri, head of the Syrian team participating in the event, told SANA that Syria’s participation was first of its kind, adding that the “Challenger 963” team of the Higher Institute for Applied Science and Technology won the 10th place in the first phase of qualifiers and was the sole Arab team to qualify.

Institutors Mohammad Waseem Saad and Shiraz Shubassi also participated in arbitration in the finals, and members of the Challenger 963 were granted certificates of high appreciation from the International Olympiad Committee.

The World Robot Olympiad is a non-profit international organization which was founded in 2004. It comprises 50 member-countries with a national institution in each that is tasked with organizing local and regional championships and selecting winner teams to qualify for the Olympiad.

Mohammad Nassr/ Manal Ismael

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