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WorldSkills Gold goes to Chinese Taipei

Chia-Cheng Tien (inset) won this year’s WorldSkills Gold Medal

GERMANY: Chia-Cheng Tien of Chinese Taipei has taken the refrigeration and air conditioning Gold Medal at this year’s WorldSkills Competition in Nuremberg.

The young engineer’s score of 751, put him ahead of three fellow competitors – Hugo Geraldo (Portugal), Patrick Danninger (Austria) and Wonyeong Seo (Korea) – who each won Silver having tied for second place with a score of 732. 

This year’s competition, reduced due to the covid pandemic, took place during the Chillventa exhibition in Nuremberg. It saw 16 young engineers from 16 countries battling it out for the medals.

The competition also saw the presentation of Medallions for Excellence to Hong Kong’s Chun Chung Chi (728 points), Frederik Stiegen of Germany (727 points), Clément Lambert of France (709 points) and Japan’s Yuki Kondo (702 points).

The participating nations in the refrigeration and air conditioning final were Australia, Chinese Taipei, Germany, France Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Canada, Korea, Namibia, Austria, Philippines, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.

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