Syria came third in the Junior teams section of the Open Category of the 2018 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) finals, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where 400 teams participated, representing 40 countries.
Russia placed first, followed by Romania, which came in second in the same category.
The winning Syrian team included Nashta Surobian and Karim al-Assad, son of President Bashar al-Assad, from Sawa School and coaches Loai Abou al-Dahab and Alia al-Hamwi.
National Representative to the World Robot Olympiad, Mouhib al-Nuqari underlined the importance of such competitions in encouraging students to exploit their real capabilities, maximize their true potential and push them to excel in scientific and technical fields.
Six Syrian robotics teams are taking part in the three-day global event, which kicked off on Oct. 16, 2018.
They include the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Faculty team from Damascus University which will compete in the College category, two teams from Sawa School and the Syrian Computer Society will participate in the Open category and three teams from the Syrian Computer Society and the National Center for Distinguished Students will take part in the regular competition.
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