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By confucius_orz_991, history, 4 months ago, In English,

Since IOI 2018 has just concluded successfully, I would like to use this occasion to call upon all the IOI 2018 participants to share their journey with us : how did they get started, what was the motivation, their ups and downs, their training, and what not!!! Really excited to hear from the winners especially, benq, yml, whzzt, nikabb, gepardo, laofudasuan, WA_TLE, ekzhang, AomeII, grumpy_gordon, Diuven, sqrtdecompton, zscoder, octopuses, E869120, imeimi, SebinKim, xolm, voidmax, Mariusz1, R.xddddddd, perchema, FCB1234, reedef, danya.smelskiy, kobortor and mr.banana. Ofcourse, all other participants of this as well as previous editions are more than welcome. Hope the comments in this blog will serve as a beautiful inspiration to all future IOI aspirants in particular and CP enthusiasts in general :)

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4 months ago, # |
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"how did they get started"

Numerous math people told me about these contests and I created a CF account shortly after.

"what was the motivation"

To be as good as ksun48 (and certain others in my friends list)

"their training"

tl;dr a lot of contests

4 months ago, # |
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Unfortunately, I'm not as brief as Benq, so my answers to your questions can't be written in a comment only. Maybe I could write a blog post.