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Croatia wins gold & two silver medals at Informatics Olympiad

Success for Croatia (Photo: Croatian Association of Informatics)

ZAGREB, 31 July 2019 – Croatian students have excelled at the 26th Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI) which ended this week in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The most gifted high school students from 13 countries took part, testing their knowledge and skills in informatics. 55 competitors from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Ukraine took part and Croatia has returned with one gold medal and two silver medals. 

The winner of the medal for Croatia was Patrik Pavic, whilst Dorijan Lendvaj and Krešimir Nežmah won silver medals. Pavel Kliska also performed well and just missed out on a bronze medal. 

Krešimir Nežmah, Pavel Kliska, Dorijan Lendvaj, Patrik Pavić (Photo: Croatian Association of Informatics)

All Croatian team members are students at Zagreb’s XV Gymnasium and were put through their paces before the event by Josip Klepec, a former four-time silver medal winner at the Informatics Olympiad.  

This was the youngest team to represent Croatia at the Olympiad in history. The team, led by Klepec, Stjepan Požgaj and Krešimir Malnar, featured secondary school students who had the best results at the Croatian Informatics Olympiad which were held earlier this year. 

According to the rules, the CEOI competition consists of solving 6 problematic tasks over 2 days of competition, in the C / C ++ and Java programming languages under the Linux operating system. Each participating country is represented by a team of four students (up to 20 years of age) and two leaders.

The Croatian team prepared for the 26th Central European Informatics Olympiad by attending a Young Informatics Camp in Croatia, which was organised by the Croatian Association of Informatics. The program is funded by the public needs of the Republic of Croatia for technical culture, with patronage and support provided by the Croatian Community of Technical Culture and the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.

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