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Gold for Croatia at the International Mathematical Olympiad

Croatian team at the IMO (Photo: HMD)

Success for Croatian students at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Poland. 

Noel Lakić from Zadar has won the gold medal in the individual competition with a 100 per cent in the solving the problems at the Olympiad which is the World Championship mathematics competition for high school students. 

It is the fifth year in a row at the IMO that a Croatian student has won a gold medal. 

Students competed individually and in teams to solve algebra, combinatorial, geometry, and the theory of numbers problems. 

The Croatian team won the silver medal overall in the team’s competition, index.hr reports.

The IMO took place on 27 August, and there were 66 students from 11 Central European countries, including Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Besides Lakić’s gold medal, there were other great individual performances from the Croatian team. 

Krunoslav Ivanović from Zagreb won silver whilst Luka Bulić Bračulj from Split and Krešimir Nežmah, Andrija Tomorad and Ivan Vojvodić from Zagreb won bronze. 

The team was led in Poland by Ivan Krijan Ivan Kokan.

Ukraine won the team gold medal, Croatia took silver and Hungary the bronze. 

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