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Georgian students achieved success in the world final of the 33rd ACM ICPC - International Collegiate Programming Contest

The group consisted of students of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University ( Nikoloz Jimshelashvili, George Lekveishvili and Eldar Bogdanov. Coach, Mr. Temur Zarqua) participated in the world championship final between Universities held in Stockholm. Georgian students achieved success and were awarded bronze medals. They solved 6 out of 11 difficult tasks in five hours and took 11th place. Mentioned event was sponsored by IBM, the organizer of this competition was international association ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

ACM ICPC has been carried out since 1977. In 1991, this competition was officially given a status of world championship and since then winner is declared as a world champion. For the given moment, ACM ICPC is considered to be world’s one of the high standing intellectual competitions. It is interesting to admit that before the final there were many selective competitions in which 7209 teams of 1838 Universities of 88 different countries had taken part. Only 100 teams representing 30 states managed to reach the final. The list of the countries and their teams which were awarded prizes: Russia- 4 prize-winners, China- 3, USA- 2, Great Britain, Poland, Canada and Georgia - one prize-winner. Georgia is among the 7 states in the world championship, whose team was awarded medals. It was the tenth anniversary competition for Georgian students. Before, Georgian students could not manage to get to the final, but they steadily maintained the leading position in the South Caucasus. In the history of this competition Georgian students are the first representatives in the ACM ICPC final from the South Caucasus.

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