July 30, 2007
Russia's six-member team captured first place at the 48th International Mathematical Olympiad, which was held in Hanoi on July 19-31, 2007. The team scored 184 out of a possible 252 points. Five of the six team members earned gold medals.
The U.S. team placed fifth (155 points). In the official results, the other teams that came in ahead of the U.S. were China (181 points), South Korea (168), and Vietnam (168). Teams from 93 countries took part in the competition.
The U.S. team members won two gold medals (Alex Zhai, Sherry Gong), three silver medals (Brian Lawrence, Eric Larson, Arnav Tripathy), and one bronze medal (Tedrick Leung).
"Congratulations go to the team for a fine performance on what the leaders agree was a very hard IMO," said Steve Dunbar, MAA Director of Competitions. Thanks also go to team leader Zuming Feng and coach Ian Le. "It's incredibly hard work," Dunbar added, "and they did it well."
The IMO 2007 closing ceremony takes place on July 30, 2007. The 2008 International Mathematical Olympiad will be contested in Madrid, Spain.