The high school and junior high school teams that represented Israel at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Santa Marta, Colombia, has won six medals – one gold, three silver and two bronze. The Israeli team was ranked 13th among 97 participating countries, it was announced on Sunday. They trained over three months at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences’ Davidson Institute of Science Education.
Omri Solan of Herzliya’s Rishonim High School in Herzliya was the gold medal winner and ranked fifth out of 45 gold medal winners. Amotz Oppenheim of the Shevah Mofet High School in Tel Aviv, Nitzan Tur of the Alliance-Kol Israel Haverim High School in Haifa and Tom Kalvari of the Kfar Hayarok High School were silver medalists. Yoav Kraus of the Ephraim Katzir High School in Holon Ofer Grossman received bronze medals. At last year’s olympiad in Argentina, the Israeli team was ranked 31st, having won four medals – three silver and one bronze – and an honorary mention.