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Israeli students win gold, silver and bronze at European Mathematical Olympiad

Israeli girl's team at the mathematical competition in Slovenia (Photo: Future Scientists Center and Ministry of Education)

A team consisting of three young Israeli students won gold, silver and bronze at the 12th annual European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), which was held in Slovenia from April 13-19.

Noga Friedman who hails from the Israeli city Rehovot won gold. Meanwhile, Yara Shulman from Herzliya won silver and Neta Ilani won the bronze medal.

The Israeli girls succeeded in winning the top three spots, while competing against 214 participants from 56 countries worldwide. The central Israeli cities of Rehovot and Herzliya rank among the Jewish state’s highest socio-economical communities. 

Israeli Education Minister Yoav Kish praised the three students’ achievements in the European competition. 

"I am very proud of our students who traveled to represent us with honor in the European Math Olympiad and won. They have proven that perseverance, determination and effort are the keys to success. Each one of them represents our future generation and I am confident that many more successes are in store for you," said Kish. 

Assaf Tselal, director-general of the Education Ministry, described the Israeli winners as an important source of inspiration for the Israeli youth. 

"We are proud of our female students' team, the educators who support and accompany them, and the schools where they are educated. Their impressive achievements inspire admiration, pride and immense inspiration. I am sure that the members of the team, and other students who will follow in their footsteps, will lead the State of Israel to the forefront of the world stage," said Tselal. 

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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