The UK finished ninth in this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the highest finish since 1996, and top EU nation. Andrew Carlotti won gold to add to his IMO medal collection of two gold and one bronze, making him the highest achieving UK competitor of all time. All other members of the UK team won medals at the world’s most prestigious mathematics competition.
The six students representing the UK were:
Andrew Carlotti (Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Kent), gold medal.
Gabriel Gendler (Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet), silver medal
Daniel Hu (City of London School), silver medal.
Sahl Khan (St Paul’s School, London), bronze medal
Warren Li (Fulford School, York), silver medal
Matei Mandache (Loughborough Grammar School), gold medal.
The team was accompanied by the Team Leader, Dr Geoff Smith (University of Bath) and the Deputy Team Leader, Dominic Yeo (Worcester College, Oxford).
The 54th IMO took place from 18 – 28 July in Santa Marta, Colombia. The UK came ninth out of 97 participating countries, beating all EU nations and second in Europe behind Russia.
The UK team entry is organised by the UK Mathematics Trust. Rachel Greenhalgh, Director of the Trust, said “This is a fabulous achievement for the UK team. They have competed against the best mathematicians from across the world, by tackling six problems in two extremely demanding four-and-a-half-hour examinations. The team have all been awarded medals and a fabulous performance by Andrew Carlotti means he now has the best medal record at the IMO of any UK student!”
A PDF file (400kB) containing lots of BMO problems from the past (1993–2013).