Preparation for EGMO–2019
Ukraine participates in the European Mathematical Olympiads for girls from the first such Olympiad, which took place in the English city of Cambridge in 2012. Yulia Kravchenko, Maria Pavliuk, Yaroslava Serdyuk and Olena Khaitonova were part of the team. All girls won silver medals, and the team in the overall standings took the high 3rd place.
It was with this Olympiad that the history of participation in the EGMO of Yulia Kravchenko began. Since the next year, 6 olympiads in a row, she and Andriy Aikoushin have been the unchanging leaders of the Ukrainian team. But the main achievement of that participation we consider the participation of Yulia Kravchenko.Under their leadership, with the help of all those who are not indifferent in our country, the Team of Ukraine has always presented itself with dignity at these events, in total, out of 7 Olympiads, we won 3.
In addition, the authority of our leaders and the whole country has become extremely large. Therefore, it is not surprising that EGMO leaders requested to hold this event in Ukraine. And in 2017, the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliya Hrynevych officially agreed to this. I think that then she did not even imagine the scale of the educational event she invited to Ukraine.
By the beginning of 2019, everyone calmly refused from this event, saying that it was not soon. Attempts to attract sponsors, find out the venue, etc., were exposed to a hint – it is still not soon. But we managed to make an important component – to submit an approximate budget for the future event, although most of the positions there were rather vague (the cost of opening, closing, transport, excursion costs, etc.). Fortunately, the state budget was adopted in a timely manner, and a good amount was laid in it – UAH 5.6 million.
After that, in general, several structures tried to join the EGMO-2019, but their seriousness of intentions raised some doubts until the beginning of 2019, the Small Academy of Sciences, headed by Mr. Ocsen Lisov, took up the case. Then for the first time we felt what a team of specialists who know what, where and how to do when organizing such events. After that, real work began, where everyone was responsible for their component. Ministry of Education and Science – for finance and government guarantees that everything will be carried out at the state level. MAN – for all organizational issues. KNU them. Taras Shevchenko – for the intellectual component of the event. As we can see at the end of EGMO-2019, everything was done by each side as best as possible, but about it later.
Countries participating in EGMO
We had some concern that compared to the previous EGMO-2018 in Florence, where there were 52 countries (of which 36 were European) and a total of 195 participants, significantly less can come to us. But after sending invitations, we realized that our reservations were useless – the vast majority of countries responded to the arrival at EGMO-2019. In fact, there were those from different resonances refused, but instead expressed the desire of some countries to participate in EGMO for the first time. Thus, we were visited by representatives of 49 countries (of which again there were 36 European) consisting of 196 participants. At the last moment, unfortunately, countries such as Bangladesh, Tunisia, Korea could not come to us, and then the representation would be even larger. An accurate list of participating countries (as well as many other interesting and important things) can be found on the official EGMO page, in particular at the following link:
Countries participating in EGMO
If you look at the composition of the heads of delegations (leaders of countries and their deputies), it becomes clear how EGMO is closely related to the IMO held in the summer. In almost every country, leaders are the same, which is natural. Because the preparation and selection for participation in EGMO and IMO should be done almost the same.
Leaders of all countries form an international jury EGMO, which approves tasks, principles of conduct and other organizational issues. The head of the jury each time appointed a representative of the country of the organizer, and this year he was a teacher of taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Andrey Aikoushin. Let us immediately say that all jury meetings were held at the highest level both in terms of solving clear issues and in the sense of finding consensus opinions of representatives of all countries.
Tasks and coordinators
When at one time we agreed to hold such an event, in addition to organizational issues, the most important, especially for determining the level of development of Olympiad mathematics in the country, is the selection of tasks and coordinators.
Regarding the selection of tasks, this is usually taken care of by a specially appointed commission, which includes both representatives of the organizer's country (majority) and international reputable specialists who should help in the process of selecting tasks using their experience from previous EGMO. In Ukraine, there were many outstanding participants of olympiads who adequately represented the country at various international and domestic events. But when the chief of coordinators was appointed, we had no doubt that They should become Oleksii Khurman. His enormous authority in the world scientific and Olympiad mathematical world, vast experience, erudition in all mathematical fields, efficiency, etc. were confirmed by 100%. Impeccable selection of tasks was appreciated by all the people involved in the Olympiad – participants and jury members.
Inspection by the organizers is done by coordinators. This year, first of all, we invited all the best representatives of Ukraine. It is clear that many of them are already studying or working not in Ukraine. Almost all of our IMO and EGMO participants of the past years were invited, as well as our other best representatives, who at one time from different resonances – not lucky, sick, extremely high competition that year, etc. – were not included in the participants of these events. By the way, Alexey Klumman himself at one time did not get to the IMO due to high temperatures, although his level was always worthy of gold.
We were also asked to be coordinators or people who are coordinators almost every year, or just great friends of Ukraine who volunteered to help us. Of course, we invited them as well. Similarly, when checking the works that I recall were written in about 39 different languages), other Ukrainian mathematicians helped us. In general, all our coordinators from everywhere purchased tickets for convenient flights from the Ministry of Education and Science and sponsors so that they could help during EGMO-2019, as well as visit relatives, friends and return home in a timely manner. All this logistics took over man. In general, the coordinators arrived in addition to Ukraine from the following countries: Australia, England, Belarus, Italy, Luxembourg, Canada, Germany, Poland, the United States, France and Switzerland.
But it cannot but say that unfortunately not all the people we have invited to help in coordination have volunteered to do so. It is very unfortunate that at one time our country provided them with the opportunity to participate in prestigious international competitions (not only IMO and EGMO), but they either referred to the "extraordinary employment" at the time of EGMO-2019, or put forward other strange conditions. Employment – this could be referred to if the terms of EGMO-2019 were not known since 2017 and it was simply strange not to manage their affairs, but as for me – just a complete reluctance to help. Nevertheless, this level of coordinators was not in any country. Senior tasks and just coordinators perfectly coped with their task. All disputes were finally resolved by chief coordinator Alexei Kourman, only the Albanian leader did not agree on the assessment of one work. The coordinators put a score of 6 there, and he wanted 7, but a specially selected arternity jury from reputable representatives of 7 countries promptly resolved this issue in favor of the opinion of the coordinators.
Organization of olympiad
I also give these details here only because everyone who manages this site was too involved in organizing different stages of the Olympiad, and simply physically did not have time to promptly cover all the events. Therefore, already post factum I do it here, not quite chronologically, but as it turns out.
Bright programs, prepared souvenirs, backpacks, pens, etc. were printed for all participants of the Olympiad (in the sense of everyone, not just girls). All the moments of arrival (meeting at airports and railways), settlements, departure home…, everyone knew what to do. In each direction was responsible. The first delegation from Australia, which arrived on April 5, was met in Boryspil. But the border guards did not look very carefully at the invited guests to Ukraine. After this unfortunate moment, all delegations instantly passed the customs and the delays were minimal.
A team of guides was formed from the students of KNU and some other universities. It was a very bright and responsible team of our young Ukrainians who worked out almost the best of all. We did not hear any complaints about their work, on the contrary – parting was sometimes quite painful, because those 6-7 days of EGMO passed too quickly. This was also fully concerned with MAN and the head of the guides Dasha Chumachenko.
In addition, a bunch of organizational issues – printing out signs, issuing backpacks, scanning works, arrangement of desks and much more were taken over by volunteers – students of junior courses of the Faculty of Computer Science and Cybernetics of the KNU. Many thanks to them for this from all the organizers of EGMO-2019, coordinated the work and other issues of our volunteers Katya Dudko, Zarina Kodyrov, Yulia Tikhonravova and Kateryna Melnyk. There were a lot of volunteers in total, so if you write out a list of everyone who joined the help at least once, it will be under a hundred surnames. It was very pleasant that as many as three of our volunteer girls had their birthdays during the Olympiad, with which we congratulate them here and now again – this is Zarina Kodyrov, Sonia Perelygina and Ulyanka Kostiuchenko!
On April 7, most teams arrived and settled. Made their first trips to Kiev.
On April 8, the jury initially approved the tasks of the Olympiad, and in the evening it was engaged in their translation into languages that were ordered by the participants. During the day, a bright opening was held, attended by the heads of the Ministry of Education and Science and the National University of Ukraine, as well as other honored guests. In particular, our brilliant girl mathematician, professor from Switzerland Marina Muszskaya gave a welcoming speech. She also had her first mathematical achievements at mathematical olympiads. On this day, the coordinators began to study the proposed tasks already on their part.
On April 9-10, the participants wrote 2 rounds of the Olympiad, coordinators with leaders approved schemes for checking these tasks. In the evening, all the leaders and coordinators checked the work of the participants. Volunteers scanned the works.
April 10 in the evening was the first official excursion to Kiev with guides to various bright places. It was compiled in such a way that there was no large accumulation of participants at the same time in places where there is no possibility for this.
On April 11, the girls went on a tour to Pirogovo, and the adult participants of EGMO coordinated the work. The only unfortunate thing is the weather…, it was cool and rainy, as well as the next day. In the evening, the jury summed up the official and final results of the Olympiad.
On April 12, the organizers of the Olympiad were concerned about printing diplomas and other official documents for closure, and all participants went on boats along the Dnieper.
During the day, the solemn closing of the Olympiad was held, attended by the heads of the Ministry of Education, Science and Other Structures that helped during the EGMO-2019, as well as representatives of sponsors, diaspora, just guests… After the closing, the final party took place, which lasted until a deep night, when april 12 famously passed on April 13 – the last day of the Olympiad. The teams went home. Again organized, accompanied by guides with tears of goodbye… I hope that most have been impressed by the hospitality of our country, our people and on occasion will gladly come to us more than once.
It is difficult to overestimate the role played at the Olympiad by our charming head of the International Organizing Committee Yulia Kravchenko. It was so immersed in the general issues of EGMO in general and the conduct of EGMO-2019 that it promptly resolved all issues. It began with the fact that she from Hawaii gave appropriate and accurate advice, and upon arrival in Kyiv she simply took everything into her own hands and corrected all organizational shortcomings and training flaws. Probably only the level of tasks it did not touch during EGMO-2019. After everything else, everyone ran to her – someone somewhere did something wrong or something happened or happened – she quickly and promptly solved everything. And the tour was generally completely on it, if someone was getting warm or cool, someone wanted water or tea, everything was instantly resolved. She also put things in order during the coordination, where the beginning was slightly smeared with fuss and small. Low bow to her for all this, if someone can claim some kind of honorary award for holding EGMO-2019, then she should be the first of the first!
The second person who was addressed for all questions was the chairman of the jury Andriy Aikoushin. He and Julia all these days lived side by side with participants at the Ramada Hotel and solved complex and simple problems and issues day and night. This calm mind and prudence is the benchmark for the organizers. Even the issues of late participants on the plane were promptly resolved so that a good impression of Ukraine remained forever.
Separately, I would like to thank the heads of different units from THE MANU. In general, there were as many assistants from the ManAs as there were volunteers, they appeared when their help was needed. But the heads of different directions of EGMO-2019 were always there.
Ocsen Lisovyy – the head of the ManUs, solved 100% of the questions, either on his own or knew who was responsible for it. Thank you for such a good team of specialists!
Yevhen Kudryavets solved all issues related to international issues EGMO-2019. This is a meeting at airports, payment of fees and much more.
Konstantin Trushkovsky – all logistical issues that where bullets need to be delivered, brought, found, etc. There is no denying only a calm and balanced solution to the issues.
Oksana Ponomarenko – all printed products, gifts – possible and even impossible – medals, diplomas, openings, closures, all she sought to spend no worse, but frankly, better than in previous years and she succeeded.
Dasha Chumachenko – as we wrote above, she managed the work of guides around the clock, every evening (or even closer to night) they held meetings with the MAN team with guides, how to spend the following days and what was not ideal the days that passed.
We would also like to note Valeriia for solving all transport issues when they selected all those who got lost due to their own negligence.
And finally, Alexandra, who brought any necessary equipment and solved all related issues.
Participation of the Ministry of Education and Science
It was very pleasant to feel the daily assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine at the highest level. A lot of issues have been promptly and effectively resolved thanks to such state assistance, and this applies not only to large contributions from the budget. At the opening and closing it was pleasant to see the Minister of Education and Science Lilia Hrynevych and her deputy Pavlo Hobzey. We hope that they enjoyed holding such majestic events in Ukraine and we will still hold more than one such competition in Ukraine, and the experience gained will be very useful for this purpose.
Sponsors and philanthropists
The main compilers of EGMO-2019 were the Ministry of Education, Science and The National University of Kyiv. Huge financial, human and organizational resources were invested by these three institutions. Ukrsibbank also provided great assistance, both financial and gift for participants of EGMO-2019. Other benefactors were Ukrainian IT companies – Luxoft, LUN, GlobalLogik, RAZOM, EPAM, as well as the Ukrainian Graduates Fund, RAZOM and NOVA UKRAINE.
Unfortunately very few such companies have decided to help, which is very surprising. In general, when career days are spent, the halls of faculties are full of recruiters from such companies who want to tell about their companies. But not to use such a huge international platform as EGMO-2019 is very strange to me. Moreover, all volunteers were students of the Faculty of Computer Science and Cybernetics.
Results of olympiad
The composition of the teams of Ukraine – the main and "V" (from left to right):
Nechyporuk Karina (Kyiv, Lyceum No. 208) – won gold;
Olesya Bilyk (Kyiv, PNL No. 145) won bronze;
Kateryna peas (Kyiv, PNL No. 145) – won gold;
Petrusenko Vlada (Kyiv, Novopecherska school) – won gold;
Pushkin Denys – head.
Cormorant Alice (B) (Kyiv, Lyceum Leader) – won an honorary award;
Cormorant Margarita (B) (Kyiv, Lyceum Leader) – won bronze;
Jour Olga (B) (Kyiv, Lyceum Leader) – won bronze;
Ivanchuk Roksolana (B) (Kyiv, Naukova Change Lyceum) won bronze.
Results of olympiad
We only give participants who have won at least silver medals, a complete list of participants with points and awards, as well as team results can be found at the same time
|1||SRB1||Jelena Ivančić||7||7||7||7||7||7||42||Gold Medal|
|2||USA1||Emma Qin||7||7||2||7||7||7||37||Gold Medal|
|3||HUN1||Anna Kerekes||7||7||7||7||7||1||36||Gold Medal|
|3||POL2||Justyna Jaworska||7||6||2||7||7||7||36||Gold Medal|
|5||BGR4||Mihaela Gledacheva||7||6||7||7||7||1||35||Gold Medal|
|5||ROU1||Alexandra Timofte||7||6||7||7||7||1||35||Gold Medal|
|5||UKR3||Karyna Nechyporuk||7||7||0||7||7||7||35||Gold Medal|
|8||CZE2||Magdaléna Mišinová||7||7||7||7||5||1||34||Gold Medal|
|9||MEX1||Ana Paula Jiménez Díaz||7||7||7||7||4||1||33||Gold Medal|
|9||POL3||Katarzyna Kępińska||6||4||2||7||7||7||33||Gold Medal|
|9||UKR4||Vlada Petrusenko||6||7||7||7||5||1||33||Gold Medal|
|9||UNK4||Yuka Machino||7||5||0||7||7||7||33||Gold Medal|
|13||USA2||Ishika Shah||7||7||4||7||7||0||32||Gold Medal|
|14||BRA1||Mariana Bigolin Groff||7||2||7||7||7||1||31||Gold Medal|
|14||UKR2||Kateryna Horokh||7||7||2||7||7||1||31||Gold Medal|
|14||USA3||Catherine Wu||7||7||2||7||7||1||31||Gold Medal|
|17||GEO2||Ana Onoprishvili||7||1||7||7||7||1||30||Gold Medal|
|17||PER2||Carla Fermin||7||6||2||7||7||1||30||Gold Medal|
|19||SVK3||Lucia Krajčoviechová||7||7||5||7||2||1||29||Gold Medal|
|20||FRA2||Anna Luchnikova||7||7||0||7||7||0||28||Silver Medal|
|20||LTU4||Julija Paliulionytė||7||3||7||7||4||0||28||Silver Medal|
|20||LVA1||Anete Valnere||7||6||7||7||1||0||28||Silver Medal|
|20||PER1||Monica Martinez||6||4||7||7||3||1||28||Silver Medal|
|24||AUS4||Evgeniya Artemova||7||7||2||7||3||1||27||Silver Medal|
|24||GEO1||Tamar Korkotashvili||7||7||4||7||1||1||27||Silver Medal|
|26||AUS2||Grace He||2||7||2||7||7||1||26||Silver Medal|
|26||BLR2||Palina Chernikava||7||3||7||7||1||1||26||Silver Medal|
|26||FRA1||Léonie Kittel||7||5||0||7||7||0||26||Silver Medal|
|26||JPN3||Yurika Ueshiba||7||4||2||7||5||1||26||Silver Medal|
|26||PER3||Gladys Alekza Salazar||7||3||7||7||1||1||26||Silver Medal|
|31||BGR1||Lyuba Konova||7||4||5||7||2||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||BGR2||Margarita Stefanova||7||6||0||7||4||1||25||Silver Medal|
|31||BGR3||Marina Boyadzhieva||7||0||7||7||4||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||BIH3||Naida Purišević||7||1||7||7||3||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||HUN3||Janka Hámori||6||3||2||7||7||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||MEX2||Nuria Sydykova Méndez||7||7||0||7||4||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||POL1||Jagoda Bracha||7||4||0||7||7||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||SRB2||Tamara Ponjavić||7||3||7||7||1||0||25||Silver Medal|
|31||USA4||Janabel Xia||7||3||7||7||1||0||25||Silver Medal|
|40||BIH1||Lejla Skelić||7||4||2||7||3||1||24||Silver Medal|
|40||LTU3||Alina Paliulionytė||7||2||7||7||1||0||24||Silver Medal|
|40||UNK1||Naomi Bazlov||5||4||0||7||7||1||24||Silver Medal|
|40||UNK3||Yihua Luo||7||1||2||7||7||0||24||Silver Medal|
|44||KAZ2||Assel Katayeva||7||1||7||7||1||0||23||Silver Medal|
|44||ROU4||Diana Țolu||7||1||7||7||1||0||23||Silver Medal|
|44||TUR3||Asude Ebrar Kızıloğlu||7||5||4||7||0||0||23||Silver Medal|
|47||BLR1||Aliaksandra Novik||6||1||0||7||7||1||22||Silver Medal|
|47||IND3||Rohinee Joshi||7||2||0||7||6||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||MEX3||Karla Rebeca Munguía Romero||4||7||0||7||4||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||NLD1||Floor Beks||7||3||0||7||5||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||ROU2||Amina Abu Shanab||6||5||0||7||4||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||SAU2||Ghadeer Daghistani||7||0||7||7||1||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||SVN2||Tea Jeličić||7||7||0||7||1||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||TUR2||Sude Filiz||4||3||7||7||1||0||22||Silver Medal|
|47||UNK2||Sarah Gleghorn||2||3||7||7||2||1||22||Silver Medal|
|56||GEO4||Mariam Ivardava||7||3||0||7||4||0||21||Silver Medal|
|85||UKRB2||Marharyta Baklan||7||1||2||7||0||1||18||Bronze Medal|
|92||UKRB3||Roksolana Ivanchuk||4||7||0||2||3||1||17||Bronze Medal|
|92||UKRB4||Olha Zhur||7||0||2||7||1||0||17||Bronze Medal|
|99||UKR1||Olesia Bilyk||7||6||0||0||3||0||16||Bronze Medal|
|119||UKRB1||Alisa Baklan||2||4||0||7||1||0||14||Honourable Mention|
|5||United Kingdom (UNK)||4||21||13||9||28||23||9||103||1||3||0||0|
|12||Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)||4||26||11||11||28||8||1||85||0||2||2||0|
|22||Czech Republic (CZE)||4||20||11||7||21||12||1||72||1||0||0||3|
|24||Republic of Moldova (MDA)||4||26||6||4||28||5||0||69||0||0||4||0|
|26||Ukraine B (UKRB)||4||20||12||4||23||5||2||66||0||0||3||1|
|34||North Macedonia (MKD)||4||16||6||2||28||3||0||55||0||0||1||3|
|35||Saudi Arabia (SAU)||4||22||4||7||14||5||1||53||0||1||1||1|
|44||Costa Rica (CRI)||4||17||6||2||2||2||1||30||0||0||0||0|
Conditions and solutions
Here is a link to the conditions of tasks (in Ukrainian) and complete solutions.
GLORY TO UKRAINE!