The team from the People’s Republic of China finished first in this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) with 201 points out of a possible 252. The U.S. team finished in second place with 193 points. Finishing closely behind the U.S. team were the teams from Taiwan (192 points) and the Russian Federation (191). Japan finished fifth with 177 points. The following five members of the U.S. team were awarded gold medals (listed in order of their point totals): Mark Sellke (William Henry Harrison High School, IN), James Tao (Illinois Math and Science Academy)–each with 35 points–Allen Liu (Penfield High School, NY), Yang Liu (Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO), and Sammy Luo (North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics). The sixth member of the team, Joshua Brakensiek (homeschooled, AZ), earned a silver medal. Sammy Luo was one of the ten semifinalists in the 2014 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician in Baltimore. See all the results from this year’s IMO, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The 2015 IMO will be held July 3-15 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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