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In case you missed it. They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years (This is about 2015 USAMO.)

If you have a deeper interest, here is a documentary below on the 2006 USAMO team and selection process. They give a bit of insight into several participants and their families. They start with approximately 250,000 high school students. Through a rigorous testing process they are whittled down to 6 contestants and 2 alternates. No participation trophies here. In the last 20 years China has finished 13 times in first place (2nd 5 times and 3rd 2 times). In the last 4 years the USA has finished numero uno 3 times (2015-16-18). This year 2018 the USA had 5 gold and 1 silver medalists. Five gold is quite spectacular considering how hard these math problem are. Absolutely amazing was James Lin with 6 of 6 perfect scores which is like Nadia Comăneci scoring 6 perfect tens only in a much harder discipline. The 2016 USAMO team was truly amazing - all 6 USA team members earned a gold medal with two scoring 6 of 6 perfect scores.

If you have a deeper interest, here is a documentary below on the 2006 USAMO team and selection process. They give a bit of insight into several participants and their families. They start with approximately 250,000 high school students. Through a rigorous testing process they are whittled down to 6 contestants and 2 alternates. No participation trophies here. In the last 20 years China has finished 13 times in first place (2nd 5 times and 3rd 2 times). In the last 4 years the USA has finished numero uno 3 times (2015-16-18). This year 2018 the USA had 5 gold and 1 silver medalists. Five gold is quite spectacular considering how hard these math problem are. Absolutely amazing was James Lin with 6 of 6 perfect scores which is like Nadia Comăneci scoring 6 perfect tens only in a much harder discipline. The 2016 USAMO team was truly amazing - all 6 USA team members earned a gold medal with two scoring 6 of 6 perfect scores.

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