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USA Team Earns Second Place at 2023 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

The USA Team earned second place in the 12th European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), with each student also earning a medal for their individual performances. The EGMO is an international mathematics competition focused on gathering teams of young women from around the globe to engage in a two-day competition.

Typically, the competition is held in rotating European countries. This year, the USA Team traveled to Slovenia to participate. The 2023 US EGMO Team included: Isabella Zhu, age 17; Kristie Sue, age 17; Jessica Wan, age 16; and Vivian Loh, age 16. The USA Team was led by Meghal Gupta and Rachel Zhang, who helped each student prepare and supported pre-competition engagement.

This year’s EGMO saw fierce competition among 55 teams. The USA Team placed second overall and collectively earned 16 additional points compared to previous years. Zhu, Wan, and Loh earned perfect scores and tied with 11 other girls for the number one individual ranking. Along with these achievements, each USA Team member earned individual performance medals:

  • Isabella Zhu, Gold Medal
  • Kristie Sue, Gold Medal
  • Jessica Wan, Gold Medal
  • Vivian Loh, Gold Medal

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) supports the growth of the USA EGMO Teams each year through the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) by selecting team members from AMC participants. A special thanks to Citadel and Citadel Securities for supporting this year’s team!

It is inspiring to see our USA Team develop collectively and individually in preparation for the EGMO. On behalf of the MAA, we are grateful for the guidance of the USA leader and deputy leader, as they worked robustly with our contestants. Congratulations to all teams competing in the EGMO– together, they are reinforcing normalcy around the mathematical exchange with young women on an international scale.

Nicole Goberdhan, Director of Competition Operations

The MAA is consistently working to celebrate the achievements of young women in the mathematical field and looks forward to recognizing more young women in the 2023 Young Women in Mathematics Awards & Certificates program, the 2023-2024 AMC cycle, and the 2024 EGMO.

Note: The USA EGMO Team was recently featured on the AMC Student Video Podcast: The Curious Cube.Watch this episode to meet the team and learn more about the EGMO!