Six Indonesian students won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals in the APIO 2020 event. (DOC. PUSPRESNAS)

The event of the 13th Asia Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) 2020 was a proving ground for the Indonesian Team by winning six medals, namely one gold medal, two silver medals, and three bronze medals. The gold medal was won by Rama Aryasuta Pangestu, a student of Kanisius Jakarta High School, and will appear at the 2020 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), next September. For the other five medals, two silver medals were won by Nicholas Patrick, a student of Cita Hati Christian high school Surabaya, East Java, and Pikatan Arya Bramajati, a student of Semesta BBS Semarang high school, Central Java. While three bronze medals were won by Muhammad Irham Luthfi, a student of Cahaya Madani Banten Boarding high school l Banten, Maximilliano Utomo Quok, a student of Xin Zhong high school, and Edbert Geraldy Cangdinata, a student of Sutomo 1 Medan high school , North Sumatra.

A total of 852 participants from 33 countries registered themselves to take part in APIO 2020. Of the 852 participants, 717 participants from 33 countries took part in the APIO 2020 contest. Based on APIO regulations, participants who get the top six rank in their country and all participants in their country who get the same score with a score of sixth in his country became an official participant of APIO 2020.

In the end, there were 241 official participants for APIO 2020. Of the 241 official participants, 18 of them received full marks. Using calculations in APIO regulations, 23 participants with a score of at least 266 points won a gold medal, 38 participants with a score of at least 200 points received a silver medal, and 59 official participants with a score of at least 96 points received a bronze medal.

Because there is still an atmosphere of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 APIO will be held virtually on 14 s.d. 21 August 2020 with the theme “Informatics for a Better Education and Life”. Participants from all over the country work on the questions online from their respective places.

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“Learning in this period (COVID-19) is not easy but this is the time for us to innovate, it’s time to do various experiments, listen to our conscience and learn from COVID-19 so that we can all become better individuals in the future,” said the Acting Officer. (TE) Head of the National Achievement Center, Asep Sukmayadi.


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