USA Team Places Third in 53rd International Math Olympiad

Post date: Aug 21, 2012 11:21:23 PM

Following is an excerpt from MAA online article... you can read the full article by visiting, http://www.maa.org/news/imo2012/results.html.

Results are in for the 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad, which took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Team USA placed third overall with teammate Bobby Shen (Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas) earning the third-best score among all individuals competing in the contest.

This year, 548 students participated. Contestants with a score of at least 28 points received a gold medal. Silver medals were awarded to those garnering 21-27 points, and contestants with a score of 14-20 points were awarded a bronze medal. Singapore’s Jeck Lim was the only contestant to achieve a perfect score of 42.

The team from the Republic of Korea placed first with a total score of 209, followed by the team from People's Republic of China with a score of 195. Team USA placed third with a score of 194. Individual and country results are available here.