Ukrainian Students Left Behind European Teams at International Math Olympiad

International Science Olympiads among high school students always serve as an exhibition of the country’s best young minds and its potential for science and technology innovations during the next 10 or 20 years. The aims of such Olympiads are to promote a career in science and to challenge the brightest students from around the world, and to compare the different teaching systems of each country.

Early this month (from 4th till 16th of July) the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad was held in Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Ukrainian team showed really good results and received two gold, three silver and one bronze medal. Read our blog post to learn more about the Ukrainian team and its results.

In the final standings Ukrainian team took the 11th place that is the highest among European countries. The first three places were taken by the United States (1st place), China (2nd) and South Korea (3rd). All in all, International Math Olympiad gathered teams from 104 countries.

The Ukrainian team includes: gold medal winners – Denys Smirnov (student of Lyceum of Physics and Mathematics #27, Kharkiv) and Nataliia Khotiantseva (student of Kyiv-Pechersk Lyceum #171 “Leader”, Kyiv); silver medal winners – Anastasiia Alokhina (student of Kyiv-Pechersk Lyceum #171 “Leader”, Kyiv), Anton Trygub (student of Gymnasium “Academy”, Kyiv) and Sofiia Dubova (student of Lyceum of Physics and Mathematics #27, Kharkiv); bronze medal winner – Dinh Thanh Phong Vo (yes, he is a Ukrainian and a student of Lyceum of Physics and Mathematics #27, Kharkiv). The team leader was Bogdan Rublov, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Professor of Department of Computational Mathematics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

The country’s results of International Mathematics Olympiad are the following:

Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge

Also, it could be interesting to check one task that was completed by the participants of Olympiad:

Click to Enlarge
Click to Enlarge

So, got a chance to resolve it?

Also, we’d like to remind you about our blog post of Why Kids Should Start Programming and why this could be important for their future.