Media release: Success for the Australian high school girls at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

Media release: Success for the Australian high school girls at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

16 April 2018

The results are in and it’s a silver, two bronze and an honourable mention for Australia’s history making team at the 2018 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).

The team achieved strong results with Grace He finishing with a silver medal, Alice Zhang and Ellen Zheng both receiving bronze medals and Yifan Guo an honourable mention. Overall, Australia finished 20th out of 52 countries—a testament to the team’s hard work and creativity.

Nathan Ford, Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) CEO, said, ‘The Trust congratulates our inaugural EGMO team on their fantastic results in the 2018 competition.  It’s wonderful to see the team’s hard work pay off. I would also like to recognise the significant effort and leadership of Team Leader Thanom Shaw and Deputy Team Leader Michelle Chen in preparing and supporting the team.’

Detailed results and statistics from the 2018 EGMO can be found at the official website. www.egmo.org/egmos/egmo7/scoreboard/

The team’s exploits and journey through the competition can be seen at their blog: https://ausegmo.wordpress.com/

The AMT’s 2018 EGMO initiative received grant funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science under the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme and is also supported by its corporate sponsor, Optiver.