Australia’s got talent… in maths!
The 56th International Mathematical Olympiad was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 4 to 16 July 2015 — 104 countries participated.
Australia achieved its highest-ever placing this year. Our team came crossed the finish line 6th ahead of Russia, Canada, Singapore, France, UK, Germany and Japan. Of 577 students Alexander Gunning came in 4th with a score of 36 out of a possible 42. This won Alexander a gold medal (his third) and Seyoon Ragavan one of his Ozzie teammates also won gold. The other four team members — Ilia Kucherov, Yang Song, Kevin Xian and Jermey Yip — all received silver medals.
A big congratulations to these six Australian high school students.
For more details and a breakdown of the 2015 results: imo-official.org/year_country_r.aspx?year=2015
Words by Steph Pradier