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Hall of Fame after the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) from NUS High School

The 54th International Mathematical Olympiad was held in Santa Marta, Columbia, from 18 to 28 July 2013. The Singapore team received 1 Gold and 5 Silver, and emerged in the 6th position with a total of 182 points.

 

Our students, Lim Jeck (M13606) won a Gold and Ling Yan Hao (M13508) obtained a Silver. In addition, Lim Jeck created history for Singapore by winning a Gold in the third consecutive year! This monumental achievement brings him into the Hall of Fame of IMO.


 

Background

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students. The contestants must be no more than 20 years old and must not have any post-secondary school education. There is no limit to how many times a person may participate in the IMO, provided the student meets the age and schooling requirements.

The student competitor writes two contest papers on consecutive days for 4.5 hours, with three problems on each day. Each question is worth seven marks. Only a whole number of marks are given. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded in the ratio of 1:2:3, with no more than one-twelfth of the students getting a Gold Medal, no more than one-quarter of the students getting either a Gold or a Silver Medal and no more than one-half of the students getting a medal of any kind. A certificate of Honourable Mention is given to any students who are not receiving a medal but obtained full marks for at least one problem.

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