Romanian students win four medals, two gold, at the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

Newsroom 16/04/2014 | 09:47

Four students from the International Informatics High School in the Capital won four medals (two gold, one silver and one bronze) at the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad. The performance made Romania the 3rd best participant country.

The event took place in Turkey, at Antalya, between April 10 and 16, with 23 European participant countries and six special guests (among which USA and Japan). Romania was represented by:

– Simona Diaconu (11th grade, gold medal),

– Andreea Măgălie (12th grade, gold medal),

– Silvia-Elena Pripoae (12th grade, silver medal)

– Marina Romina Ivan (11th grade, bronze medal),

Both Simona Diaconu and Andreea Magalie are third time participants, after winning a medal every year they entered the contest. Simona Diaconu won gold every time she participated, and Andreea Magalia won silver in her first two years and gold this year.

The Romanian Team was accompanied by coordinating teachers Dan Schwarz and Csapó Hajnalka. The girls and their handlers will return to Romania on Thursday, around midnight, landing at the Henri Coanda airport.

The European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad is an international mathematics competition similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, with two papers taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of school age. EGMO 2012 was held in Cambridge, United Kingdom in April 2012, EGMO 2013 was held in Luxembourg, EGMO 2014 is being held in Turkey and EGMO 2015 will be held in Belarus.

Photo Credit: EGMO Facebook

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