“The U.S. team won first place for the third time in four years at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) which took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on July 3-14, 2018, with 116 countries participating. Prior to a fourth place finish in 2017, the U.S. IMO team won first place in 2015 and 2016 in the prestigious international competition. In 2018, the International Mathematical Olympiad brought together the top math students from around the world with 615 student competitors.
The six U.S. team members also took home five gold medals and one silver medal for their individual high scores in the competition, known as the olympics of mathematics competitions for high school students. The first place U.S. team score was 212 out of a possible 252 points. The teams from Russia and China took second and third place respectively in cumulative team scores.
The 2018 U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad team is: Adam Ardeishar, Andrew Gu, Vincent Huang, James Lin, Michael Ren, and Mihir Singhal. Gu, Huang, and Lin are returning team members from 2017 and Lin earned a perfect score. The team was accompanied by coach Po-Shen Loh, professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, and deputy coach Sasha Rudenko, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University.”
Mihir Singhal and James Lin are both A-Star alumni who participated in Junior Balkan Math Olympiad USA Team in 2013, which was selected and trained by A-Star Program under guidance of Mehmet Kaysi. Mihir has also participated in several A-Star events in the past such as MathCounts National training and Hilbert Master Course. Vincent Huang is an instructor in 2018 Summer Math Camps.
Congratulations to all Team USA students and coaches!
[excerpt from MAA Article]