Team Canada places ninth at International Mathematical Olympiad

Posted on Fri, Jul 31 2015 15:17:00

Math Team Canada, a team of six Canadian high school students, are celebrating their success at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from July 4 to 16, 2015. Math Team Canada placed ninth out of 104 countries!

While each team member received a medal, Alex Song received the overall first place gold medal after achieving a perfect score on the challenging two-day, four hour and 30 minute exam. Alex now holds the world record for IMO medals and IMO ranking of top mathematics student in the world.

Celebrated in 2011 as the as the youngest gold medalist in the history of Canada's participation at the IMO, Alex’s success has been continuous and well-deserved!

The IMO is the world championship high school mathematics competition. It began in Romania in 1959 with seven participating countries and today, is host to more than 130 countries. BIRS shows its proud support for Math Team Canada by hosting their annual training camp. For two weeks in the summer, the team travels to Banff, Alberta for two weeks of intensive training that allows members to bond and prepare for this highly renowned competition.

BIRS' 2015 Summer IMO Training Camp

Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS Media Release)