Mexico, world champion in Mathematics: young people win double gold medals

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The Zacatecas delegation participated in the International Junior Math Olympiad, where they obtained a total of eight medals

The Zacatecas delegation, which participated in the International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO) 2023 held in Bali, Indonesia, obtained two gold medals for Mexico this Monday; three silver medals; three bronze medals; honorable mention and two successful participations.

The young Braulio González García who is in the first year of high school and is originally from the municipality of Villanueva, as well as Ángel de la Cruz Martínez Almeida who is in the third year of high school, originally from the community of San José de la Era, belonging to the municipality of Vetagrande, they became gold medalists.

Three silver medals

There were three silver medals obtained by the Zacatecans who represented Mexico in the mathematics competition.


Bruno González Sánchez, originally from the municipality of Guadalupe and who is in his first year of upper secondary education.

Rodrigo Saldívar Mauricio, who is in his third year of high school and is originally from the municipality of Fresnillo, also won the silver medal.

While Axel Ahtziri Ibáñez Chávez, the young man from the Zacatecas capital who carried out several activities to obtain resources to make the trip to Indonesia, won a silver medal.

Bronze medalls

The young women from Zacatecas also raised the name of Mexico and two of them obtained bronze medals: Jimena Sofía Díaz Sánchez, who is in the third year of upper secondary education and is originally from the municipality of Jerez; Rafael Argumedo Solís, a first-year high school student from Guadalupe, Zacatecas, and a sixth-grade student, Lía Vasti Arteaga Murillo, also from the municipality of Guadalupe.

Also standing out in the mathematics competition was the young Fernanda Salazar Quiñónez, a first-year student of higher education, originally from the municipality of Pánfilo Natera, who obtained honorable mention.

Two more students obtained a diploma for their successful participation in the competition, Abdiel Rodríguez Román, a second-year high school student and originally from the municipality of Miguel Auza, and Nicolás Briseño Cervantes, a sixth-grade student originally from the capital of Zacatecas.

 Source: Diario de Xalapa