Second team to look at is University of Zagreb
Once again, this third appearance of Zagreb’s team at World Finals and both in 2008 and last year teams got Silver medals. Stjepan Glavina and Ivan Katanic both participated in 2014 Finals.
Team decisively won CERC 2014 with 10 solved problems to second place’s 8. They participated in 3 stages of OpenCup, not very successfully though, and with 15 points are currently in 73rd place. Team also finished 5th in elimination round of Deadline 24. Zagreb’s coach is Kresimir Malnar.
Stjepan Glavina (TC: 2620, CF: 2509) won Gold in IOI 2009 and Silver in 2010.
Ivan Katanic (TC: 2704, CF: 2613) also has 2 IOI medals — Gold in 2011 and Silver in 2010.
Gustav Matula (TC: 2179, CF: 2160) had got his IOI Gold in 2011.
This team as about on par with Lviv, so I predict about 60% chance to get Gold medals and 1% for win.
Check back tomorrow as we’d look at University of Tokyo team.