From L to R: Matin Yadollahi, Seyyed Reza Hosseini Dolatabadi, Ali Mirzaei Anari, Mohammad Moshtaqifar, Kian Shamsaie, Alireza Haqqi represented Iran at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2020).
Iranian students grabbed six medals at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2020), held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Alireza Haqqi, scoring a maximum seven in three of the six designed-problems, tallied 33 points to finish his campaign with a gold medal.
Mohammad Moshtaqifar, meanwhile, collected 28pts. to finish among the 112 silver winners of the competition, alongside Ali Mirzaei Anari and Kian Shamsaie, who both notched up 24 points.
Additionally, Matin Yadollahi and Seyyed Reza Hosseini Dolatabadi scored 23 and 17 points, respectively, for a couple of bronze medals.
An overall tally of 149 points gave Iran an 18th-place finish in the final standings.
China stood atop the table with 215 points, followed by the host country and USA, which finished on 185 and 183 points respectively.
A total of 105 countries took part in this year’s contest which was held online — due to the coronavirus pandemic — on September 19-28.
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) — the oldest of the 13 International Science Olympiads — is a mathematical Olympiad for pre-college and high school students.