Friday, July 15 2016:
The U.S. team finished first with 214 points at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Hong Kong. All six members of the team– Ankan Bhattacharya (International Academy East, Troy, Michigan), Michael Kural (Greenwich High School, Riverside, Connecticut), Allen Liu (Penfield Senior High School, Penfield, New York), Junyao Peng (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science, Princeton, New Jersey), Ashwin Sah (Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon), and Yuan Yao (Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire)– earned gold medals. The team from the Republic of Korea earned 207 points and China finished third with 204 points. Three of the six U.S. team members are former contestants in Who Wants to Be a Mathematician (WWTBAM): Ankan Bhattacharya (2016 national champ), Michael Kural (2015 national contestant and a contestant at the Western Connecticut State University game), and Ashwin Sah (2014 winner at Oregon State University). All the participants on the U.S. team were selected through a series of competitions organized by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), culminating with the USA Mathematical Olympiad. The U.S. team leader was Po-Shen Loh of Carnegie Mellon University. See results of the 2016 IMO, which had more than 100 countries participating. The 2017 IMO will be July 12-24 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.