Indonesian delegation successfully brought four medals at the 23rd International Mathematics Competition 2016. The event took place on 25-31 of July 2016 at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) in Blagoevgard, Bulgaria. In this competition, Indonesian contingent were able to bring four silver medals.
In this international competition, Indonesia had sent nine students, three of whom are from Universitas Gadjah Mada. One representative of UGM was Erwin Eko Wahyudi, who is a Computer Science student, while the two remaining representatives come from department of Mathematics.
Before leaving for Bulgaria, Erwin had first participated other competition, namely OSN, a domestic and national level of the Mathematics Olympiad. At the national level, Erwin won the gold medal.
It wasn’t enough for Erwin to participate just competitions at domestic level, after that Erwin had to participate strict selection until finally passed and go forward to represent Indonesia. The international mathematics competition is held once a year and has recorded approximately 450 participants from various countries competing each other. Erwin himself finally gained honorable mention in the competition.
“Feeling good, I hadn’t previously been in the international competition as prestigious as the IMC’s.”, Erwin said.