The Australian team that competed in the 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) has ranked third out of 55 participating countries.  It is the second consecutive year that the Australian team has ranked third overall in the competition. Individually, the Australian team of four received three Gold Medals and one Silver Medal. One team member, Laura Nan, achieved a perfect score.

The full list of team members and their achievements are as follows: 

  • Eunsu Choi, Brisbane State School, QLD – Year 12, Silver Medal (individual rank:  27)
  • Laura Nan, Fintona Girls’ School, VIC – Year 10, Gold Medal (individual rank:  1 – perfect score)
  • Cloris Xu, Baulkham Hills High School, NSW – Year 11, Gold Medal (individual rank:  18)
  • Iris Xu, Baulkham Hills High School, NSW – Year 11, Gold Medal (individual rank:  18)

“These are outstanding results and on behalf of all of us at the Trust, I would like to personally congratulate Iris, Cloris, Eunsu and Laura on their achievements.  I’m very happy their months of hard work, creativity and persistence have paid off.  I would also like to congratulate our Team Leader, Sally Tsang, and Deputy Team Leader, Dana Ma, who have done so much to support and guide the team this year,” said Nathan Ford, CEO, Australian Maths Trust.

The 2023 EGMO team was selected and supported through the Australian Maths Trust’s (AMT’s) Olympiad program.  The program receives funding from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources through the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme.  The EGMO program is also supported by Optiver, the Trust’s National Sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematical Olympiad programs. 

“Providing opportunities for young women to extend their knowledge and skills in mathematics is a key area of focus for the Trust.  Our sustained success in identifying, training and supporting these remarkable young women to compete on the international stage is one way in which we contribute to the future expansion and diversity of mathematical thought and leadership in Australia,” Mr. Ford continued.

The 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) took place in Slovenia from 13-19th April 2023. This is the sixth year that Australia was represented at EGMO.  Since 2018, Australian EGMO teams have placed:  20th, 14th, 12th, 12th, 3rd and 3rd respectively.

Similar in style to the International Mathematical Olympiad, two papers of three questions each are taken on consecutive days. Participating countries send teams consisting of four female mathematicians of high school age.