Portuguese student takes silver at IT Olympics in Japan

in News · 13-09-2018 10:47:00 · 0 Comments
Portuguese student takes silver at IT Olympics in Japan

A gifted Portuguese student has won a silver medal at the IT Olympics in Japan, having beaten off stiff competition from over 300 other student competitors from around the globe.

It is the first time a Portuguese student has taken silver at the International IT Olympics, which were held last week in Tsukuba, Japan.
Portuguese student Kevin Pucci, an 11th year student from the Dr. Júlio Martins school group in Chaves, has achieved the best result ever for Portugal, which has been participating in the competition since 1992.
The 30th edition of the International IT Olympics took place between 1 and 8 September and put to the test the computer and programming skills of 335 students from 87 countries or regions.

Students participated in five-hour competitions with three daily problems.
Portugal now has one silver and eight bronze medals to its name in the competition, two in 2017, one in 2016, two in 2012, one in 2011, one in 2009 and one in 2002.
Portugal has taken part in the event since 1992 with the best students selected through the National Olympiad of Informatics, organised by the APDSI.


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