Hafez al-Assad, the son of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has ranked last in the team of his country at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Cluj-Napoca, getting 3 points. Hafez ranks 486th out in 615 contenders, Monitorul de Cluj reports.
Hafez al-Assad has got two points for the first problem and one point for the fifth one, so he has scored a total of 3 points.
The result obtained now in Cluj-Napoca by Hafez al-Assad is the worst in the history of his participations at the international mathematics Olympiads. In 2016 in Hong Kong, he ranked 4th in his team, with 13 points, while last year in Rio of Janeiro he also ranked last in Syria’s team, but he got 7 points.
The first two charted in the Syrian Olympic team obtained 18 points each, which brought them a bronze medal.
Romania has ranked 33rd at IMO, the worst result ever obtained by the Romanian team so far in the history of this competition, grabbing one gold medal, one silver medal, one bronze medal and two mentions.
The U.S. team ranked first, boasting five gold medals and a silver one, Russia came second and China third.
The best participant of all times at IMO has been Zhuo Qun (Alex) Song representing Canada, who attended six times and obtained five gold medals and a bronze one, while also getting the perfect score. See the whole chart here.
The closing ceremony of the IMO is taking place today when winners will receive their medals.