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U.S. IMO Team Brings Home Two Gold Medals

The 2009 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) has announced the final results. The six member U.S. team was awarded two Gold medals and four Silver medals. The U.S. team finished sixth among the 104 participating countries in total points. Students tackled six difficult problems over two days of competition, each problem being worth seven points for a total of 42 points.

  • John Berman won a Gold Medal with 35 points.
  • Wenyu Cao won a Silver Medal with 25 points.
  • Eric Larson won a Gold Medal with 34 points.
  • Delong Meng won a Silver Medal with 29 points
  • Evan O'Dorney won a Silver Medal with 30 points.
  • Qinxuan Pan won a Silver Medal with 29 points.

The U.S. team has consistently finished in the top ten teams over the last ten years at the IMO. This year, 565 young mathematicians from 104 countries took part in the competition administered on July 15-16. Overall, the IMO awarded 49 gold medals, 98 silver, and 135 bronze medals.

Students and team leaders are on an excursion today and will take part in the closing ceremonies tomorrow evening in Bremen, Germany. More details on the IMO are available on the web at

News Date: 
Monday, July 20, 2009