Turkey wins six medals in int'l maths olympiad

Turkey became the eighth among 97 countries as China was ranked the first, Russia the second and the United States the third.

Turkey wins six medals in int'l maths olympiad
Turkey has won six medals in an international maths olympiad held in Spain.

Turkey was represented by six students in the 49th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Madrid, Spain and Turkish students won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Thus, Turkey became the eighth among 97 countries. China was ranked the first, Russia the second and the United States the third.

The international mathematical olympiad have been held since 1959. Turkey was also ranked the eighth in 2003. Turkey became the 27th in 2007, the 19th in 2006, 21st in 2005 and 32nd in 2004.

The award ceremony will take place on Monday with participation of Crown Prince Felipe of Spain and Spanish Minister of Education, Social Policy & Sport Mercedes Cabrera.

This year's olympiad was launched on July 10th.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for High School students and is held annually in a different country. The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with 7 countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 90 countries from 5 continents.

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