Year 12 Knox student Fredy Yip has won the Asian Physics Olympiad with a score of 47.6 out of 50.
Fredy outperformed more than 200 students from 28 countries, achieving the highest overall score at Asia’s toughest physics contest for high school students.
This is the first time an Australian student achieved this result and Australia’s first gold medal since 2001.
Fredy won a gold medal at the competition along with two special awards for the highest laboratory mark and highest overall score in the competition.
“To prepare for APhO I focused on comprehending the fundamental and underlying principles of a concept over rote learning,” said Fredy Yip, who will take up a place at Cambridge University this year to study maths and physics.
“Fredy’s achievement is absolutely incredible against some of the world’s fiercest competitors in physics, including China and Russia. It is only the second time Australia has won a gold medal in 20 years of competing,” said Lachlan McGinness, Physics Program Director at Australian Science Innovations.
Fredy also won a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 2020.
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