News Science Society, 14/04/2017

Kharkiv Schoolgirls Amaze European Mathematical Contest

A student of Kharkiv gymnasium No.45 Olha Shevchenko won the 6th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO)  in Zurich.

Olha Shevchenko and Qi Qi from the USA (the guest country) both scored the highest 42 points, having solved all the problems correctly and shared the first place. They got ahead of the rest of the gold medalists from the UK, Serbia, Hungary, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

In the ranking among the states, Ukraine took the 2nd place, losing to the USA, but having overtaken Russia, which got the 3rd, by 1 point.

Another Kharkiv student of the Physics and Mathematics Lyceum 27 Alina Harbuzova entered the top seven rating having gained 37 points.

This is not the first success of Kharkiv schoolgirls in the European mathematical Olympiads. In 2016, Olha Silina received a gold medal, and the current winner Olha Shevchenko was among the bronze medal winners.

EGMO 2019 will take place in Ukraine.

Reference: The 6th EGMO was hosted in Zürich by imosuisse, the association organizing the Swiss Mathematical Olympiad. There were 33 European and 11 guest teams. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age as a rule. The Ukrainian team members were Olha Shevchenko (Grade 11, Kharkiv, Gymnasium No.45); Alina Harbuzova (Grade 10, Kharkiv, Physics and Mathematics School No.27); Alina Yan (Grade 11, Kyiv, Physics and Mathematics Lyceum of the Taras Shevchenko National University); Yuliya Zdanovska (Grade 11 class, Kyiv, Physics and Mathematics Lyceum of the Taras Shevchenko National University). The team supervisors – Yuliya Kravchenko, a graduate of the Taras Shevchenko National University, and Andriy Anikushin, Assistant Professor of Computational Mathematics at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv.

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Text: Olena Sokolynska

Photo: EGMO FB