It was a challenging day for the Swiss Team, two fights in a row are very difficult for the team. In the first fight of the day Switzerland faced Germany and China.
The fight stated with a challenge from China to problem 7, Hot Water Fountain. However, Marc had to reject this challenge. This is the third rejection for Switzerland unfortunately, which means that the next reject would lead to a reduced factor in the report. The next challenge was to problem 6, Electric Honeycomb. Kathrin was ready for her second presentation. Her cold did not prevent Kathrin from convincing the Jury of her knowledge about the hexagonal patterns caused by an electric field. The report received impressive 7.7 points.
From there the team continued strong. Both the review to problem 7, Hot Water Fountain, and the opposition to problem 5, Ultrahydrophobic Water, were in Joonas’s hands. In both roles he was able to convince the jury of his physical knowledge. In the review he received 6.3 points and 6.6 points were given to him in the opposition. Through these achievements the team won the fight in front of Germany. More impressive though is that they were first in the overall ranking.
After lunch it was time for the next fight. With Pakistan and Canada in the fight, there were two teams in this fight that are first time participants. Canada accepted Marcs challenge to problem 8, Magnetic Train, and Marc had has first appearance the stage. Through his excellent knowledge about the train consisting out of two magnets and a battery he was able to get 7.1 points.
Afterwards Switzerland was challenged to problem 3, Acoustic Lens and accepted the challenge. Marc presented, but unfortunately the jury wasn’t completely convinced and he only received 5.6 points. Unfortunately, this was one of the weaker fights for Switzerland. Nothing is lost though.