|The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. Nowadays, there are over 100 countries participating from 5 continents. In 2015, the 56th IMO was held in Thailand. Croatia has won a gold medal - Adrian Beker on the photo, three silver medals - Petar Orlić, Kristijan Štefanec and Daniel Paleka, one bronze - Ivan Lazarić, and Lukas Novak participated. This is a big success of Croatian team, and the overall ranking among 104 countries is surprisingly high 15th place. If we take into account countries of the EU only, Croatia is on the third place!|
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. Nowadays, there are over 100 countries participating from 5 continents. In 2015, the 56th IMO was held in Thaildan. Croatia has one gold medal - Adrian Beker, three silver medals - Petar Orlić, Kristijan Štefanec and Danial Paleka, one bronze - Ivan Lazarić, and Lukas Novak participated. This is the greatest success of Croatian team in history, and the overall ranking among 104 countries is surprisingly high 15th place. If we take into account countries of the EU only, Croatia is on the third place, just after Romania and France!
Number of participating countries: 104 (equalizing the record number in 2009 at the IMO in Germany).
Number of contestants: 577, among them 52 female.
Adrian Beker, gold medal
Petar Orlić, silver medal
Kristijan Štefanec, silver medal
Daniel Paleka, silver medal
Ivan Lazarić, bronze medal
Lukas Novak, participated
Congratulations to the members of the Croatian national team for their painstaking work during the past months and years, as well as to their parents, high school professors and colleagues who prepared special trainings for them at the Univeristy of Zagreb in June 2015.
Leaders of the Croatian team were Matija Bašić, PhD, and Kristina Ana Škreb, MSc, from the the University of Zagreb. Many thanks for their excellent job in Thailand.
Students solve six math problems in two consecutive days, during 4 hours and 30 minutes each day.
Here is some additional information about the International Mathematical Olympiad:
Maximum possible points per contestant: 7+7+7+7+7+7=42.
Gold medals: 39 (score ≥ 26 points).
Silver medals: 100 (score ≥ 19 points).
Bronze medals: 143 (score ≥ 14 points).
Honourable mentions: 126.
The IMOs in the following several years will be organized in
60. 2019 United Kingdom
59. 2018 Romania
58. 2017 Brazil
57. 2016 Hong Kong
The first IMO was organized in 1959 in Romania with 7 participating countries.
In the recent years the number of countries has increased to about one hundred.
Mathematical Jokes, in Croatian
... It is not only the oldest international academic Olympiad but also the most widely recognized. Many talented young people from every corner of the world aspire to take part in it to measure their own competencies and further enhance their potential. But the IMO is not just a competition arena. It is a meeting place of the like minds and as such it provides the participants with valuable opportunities for exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Therefore, it is indeed a privilege for the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) to co-host the International Mathematical Olympiad for the very first time in Thailand. IPST hopes that the Olympiad, on one hand, will not only enhance the academic atmosphere but also forge stronger international relations and better understanding among the countries. On the other hand, it will help the participating young people to realize their own talents and stimulate them to go the extra mile. Eventually, it is all for the benefits of education development and any other mathematics-based learning and undertakings.
Last but not least, IPST sincerely hopes that you will all take back with you fond memories of this event and either new or stronger friendship.
Once again, welcome to the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad!
Chairman, IPST Governing Board
... Olympiads are all about bringing together talented young people from around the world to represent their countries in friendly competition. To represent one’s country on the international stage is a privilege which falls to only a tiny minority. I would therefore like to congratulate all participants for having earned the right to be here for this IMO 2015. As we all know, mathematics underpins many of today’s modern developments in science and technology and so bright young mathematicians such as yourselves are the hopes and futures of your countries. So whatever the outcome of this Olympiad may be, treasure the experience and put it to good use in the future, not only for yourselves but also for the benefit of others. ....
President of Chiang Mai University
Formated for CROWN by Darko Žubrinić
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