Double gold for UK at European maths championship

For the first time the team representing the UK at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) has brought home two gold medals. The team also won further silver and bronze medals, with each team member receiving a medal.

The gold medal winners were Yuhka Machino, a student at Milleld School, and Jenni Voon, a student at Landau Forte College. Yuhka and Jenni, both 17, came 6th and 7th respectively at a competition of over 140 students representing 37 European countries. The team’s all-round performance meant the UK finished 3rd in Europe, their second ever podium finish.

The team is entered into the competition by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) and supported by XTX Markets and was identified through a rigorous selection process, which included two British Mathematical Olympiad competitions held over two rounds in UK schools and organised by the UKMT.

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