The competition took place at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty, starting on 26th July, with the closing ceremony and presentation of awards being held at the U.A. Dzholdabeskov Palace of Students yesterday (2nd August).
Students from 83 countries took part in the Olympiad, and the closing ceremony saw 161 medals awarded: 27 gold, 55 silver and 79 bronze. The competition itself took place over the course of two days, on each of which the participants had to solve three algorithmic problems in five hours. The points awarded over the two days were then added up for each individual participant.
In total, the team from the Russian Federation managed to bank 3 gold medals and one silver:
- Mikhail Ipatov, A.N. Kolmogorov Educational and Research Centre, MGU, 11th class, Moscow – Gold, 561 points.
- Vladislav Makeev, A.N. Kolmogorov Educational and Research Centre, MGU, 10th class, Moscow – Gold, 505.42 points.
- Mikhail Putilin, “Gornostai” Gymnaziya № 6 Education Centre, MGU, 10th class, Novosibirsk – gold, 498.51 points.
- Nikolai Budin, Kirov Institute of Physics and Mathematics, 11th class, Kirov – silver, 335.78 points.
The stand-out performer was Mikhail Ipatov, who was ranked second in the entire world, falling just short of the score set by the eventual winner from South Korea. “You can never guess what they will ask you. So often the result depends on the task they set – on another day it could perhaps have gone differently,” muses Mikhail. Without a doubt, our country is capable of first place.
The following Olympiad will take place next year in Russia, at Kazan Federal University.