USA Team Places Second, Brings Home Six Gold Medals from 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad
|July 22, 2011|
The USA team placed second in the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). US contestant David Yang (Phillips Exeter Academy) tied for the fourth best score among all individuals competing in the contest. All six members of the USA team received gold medals, something the USA team last accomplished in 1994.
The team representing the United States of America at the 2011 IMO included:
- Wenyu Cao, a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts
- Benjamin Gunby, of Potomac, MD, a junior at Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C.
- Xiaoyu He, a junior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts
- Mitchell Lee, a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science/Tech in Alexandria, Virginia
- Evan O'Dorney, a senior at Venture Home School in Danville, California
- David Yang, a sophomore at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire
Sam Zbarsky, a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland,served as alternate.
Country and individual results from this year's olympiad are available on the IMO Official Website.
The IMO is an annual six-problem, 42-point math competition held over two days. More than 105 nations compete in this annual event, which is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads. Each day participants take a 4.5-hour, three-problem exam, which covers a wide range of mathematics. Past IMO questions can be found here.