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Israeli student ranks first in mathematics among 324 participants (illustration) Photo: Shutterstock
Israeli student ranks first in mathematics among 324 participants (illustration) Photo: Shutterstock

Israel wins international math competition

Students from Tel Aviv University and Technion excel on both team level and individual level in annual competition held in Bulgaria.

Dudi Goldman
Published: 08.09.14, 00:07 / Israel Culture

Israel's mathematics team won the first place in an international competition for B.A. students, which took place in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria this week.



The International Mathematics Competition has been taking place in Bulgaria since 1994. Seventy-three student teams from different universities around the world took part this year.


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The Israeli team scored 355 points, 38 points more than the team from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, which came in second.


The Israeli team was comprised of four students who are studying for their bachelor's degree at Tel Aviv University as part of the Beno Arbel program – Amotz Oppenheim, Omri Solan, Tom Kalvari and Yoav Krauz – as well as two students from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Nitzan Tur and Guy Raveh. The team's coach is Lev Radzivilovskiy.


This is the team's greatest achievement since it first participated in the competition in 2008.


The student's personal achievements are impressive as well: Yoav Krauz ranked first among 324 participants. Tom Kalvari came in third, Omri Solan – fifth, and Nitzan Tur – seventh.


Amotz Oppenheim ranked 20th and Guy Raveh came in at the 79th place.


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