High Ranks at Maths Olympiad

Australian students shine in international maths and informatics Olympiads.

Two teams of Australian high school students have pushed through the extraordinary challenges of COVID to take home gold, silver and bronze in the world’s premiere maths and informatics competitions.

All six Victorian students across both teams were able to compete despite the Stage 4 restrictions currently in place.

Supported by the Australian Maths Trust (AMT), six students competed in the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and four students competed in the 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). All 10 students took home medals with Australia ranking 8th in the world at the IMO.

Australia has an excellent reputation for producing young problem-solvers and to see our students reach such great heights on the top international stage is remarkable, especially during COVID,” said AMT CEO Nathan Ford.

Our students competed against 104 other countries in the IMO and 86 countries in the IOI and this is the second consecutive year that all Australian students who competed earned a medal.”

Gold medallist Fredy Yip was Australia’s highest placed IMO competitor, coming in at 22nd out of 672 competitors. Tunan Shi was highest placed in the IOI with a silver medal and placing 69th out of 343 contestants.

AMT has been sending an Australian team to the IMO since 1981 and the IOI since 1992. The teams are selected from an annual program of competitions, training schools and mentoring.

I would like to congratulate both Olympiad teams on their great results and thank our Directors of Training, Angelo Di Pasquale and Kevin Tran and their teams for their incredible support of this year’s competitors,” said Mr Ford.

AMT’s Olympiad programs are funded through the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. They are also supported by the Trust’s National Sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematical Olympiads, Optiver.

2020 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Results
Student Medal School
Fredy Yip Gold Knox Grammar School
William Steinberg Gold Scotch College (Perth)
Andres Buritica Silver Scotch College (Melbourne)
Hadyn Tang Silver Trinity Grammar School
Yasiru Jayasooriya Silver James Ruse Agricultural High School
Zian Shang Bronze Scotch College (Melbourne)
2020 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) Results
Student Medal School
Tunan Shi Silver St Kevin’s College
Junhua Chen Bronze Caulfield Grammar School
Quang Ong Bronze John Monash Science School
Isaiah Iliffe Bronze Sydney Grammar School

Learn more about the Australian Maths Trust at www.amt.edu.au