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U.S. wins gold at International Math Olympiad for first time since 1994

U.S. wins gold at International Math Olympiad for first time since 1994

For some, China’s dominance at the International Mathematical Olympiad seemed to confirm an unfortunate fact: Chinese students had gained an insurmountable upper hand over their American counterparts in math and science. But this month, the world’s toughest mathematical tournament between top-ranked high school students yielded an unexpected outcome. For the first time in more than two decades, a six-member team representing the United States won the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad, finishing with a total score of 185 to edge out China with a four-point lead. The United States last took the gold medal in 1994. “What I’ll say is that we were definitely...

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