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Iranian Students Finish 5th in Int’l Mathematical Olympiad

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Iranian students ranked sixth in the 49th International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Madrid, Spain, in July.

According to Solatian, director of the public relations department of Young Scientists Club, the Iranian six-member team won one gold and five silver medals in the competition.

Kasra Ahmadi bagged gold and Milad Bakhshizadeh, Nima Hamidi, Mohammad Jahangoshahi, Amir Sepehri, and Mohammad Mahdi Yazdi gained silver medals.

Iranian students last year took the twelfth place, he noted.

He also said that Dr. Mohammad Reza Rezvan, Dr. Omid Naqshineh Arjomand, Dr. Mohsen Jamali, and Dr. Mohsen Bahramgiri led the Iranian team at the competitions as supervisors and observers.

A total number of 535 students from 104 countries participated in this scientific competition.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania with seven countries participating.

It has gradually expanded to over ninety countries from five continents

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