1 September 2019 – Success for Croatian students at the 13th Central European Mathematical Olympiad (MEMO) which took place in Pardubice, Czech Republic from 26 August – 1 September.
More than 60 students from 10 countries took part in the event with Krešimir Nežmah, a student from the XV Gymnasium in Zagreb, winning a gold medal.
Nežmah achieved remarkable success, finishing with more points than all other competitors and becoming the absolute individual winner. The talented student had the proud honour of having the Croatian anthem played.
There was more success, with three Croatian students winning silver and bronze medals. There were competitors from Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Croatia.
The Croatian team consisted of six students from Zagreb’s XV Gymnasium: Vedran Cifrek, Matej Ljubičić, David Mikulčić, Krešimir Nežmah, Gabrijel Radovčić and Lovro Vladić. The team was led by Ivan Kokan and Matko Ljulj.
In the traditional individual and team competition, students solved Olympic-type tasks in algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory. For the sixth year in row Croatia has won a gold medal at the event.
In other excellent results, David Mikulčić, Vedran Cifrek and Gabrijel Radovčić won silver medals, whilst Lovro Vladić and Matej Ljubičićj won bronze medals, 24sata reported.
In the team competition, Croatia finished 6th. First place went to Poland, whilst Hungary was second and Germany third.