Latvian pupil triumphs at European informatics competition

For the first time, a pupil from Latvia has won a gold medal in the European youth olympiad in informatics, said  the National Center for Education September 7.

Druva Secondary School ninth-grader Ansis Gustavs Andersons has come seventh and won the gold medal at the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics. Last year, Ansis Gustavs won a bronze medal in this competition.

"I liked the tasks, and they were well constructed, but they were difficult enough and I had to go into great depth until I could solve them. I hadn't expected me to win a gold medal in the Olympics, I hoped for more silver,” the winner, Ansis Gustavs Andersons, said about his participation in the competition.

Latvia was also represented by Riga State Gymnasium No. 1 pupils Gustavs Ģēgeris and Adriāns Piliksers, as well as Valmiera State Gymnasium pupil Raivis Atteka.

This year's Olympiad took place between 2 and 6 September in a closely monitored online setting. Participants had to solve  three different tasks using C++ or Java programming languages every day.

It was originally planned that the European Junior Olympiad in Informatics would take place in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, but it was moved online due to the constraints of the pandemic.

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