Konstantin Borisov, gold medalist and member of the 2011 team to the IChO, wrote:
I learned so much, not only about Turkish culture, but also about the culture of my new friends. Because, that’s where the power of the Olympiad lies. Not in the color of the medal, but in the new bonds made – friendship bonds that will last for life. I am now much more connected to the world than ever was before. All thanks to the Olympiad. And now, as our generation moves forward, we can have the best chemists of today’s world collaborating on future generations’ biggest problems. Which is, in the end, what it’s all about.
What was your participation in the National or International Chemistry Olympiad and what did it mean to you?