WASHINGTON,D.C-A U.S. team, which included two Indian-Americans, beat out 108 countries to win the International Math Olympiad, held July 6-16 in Hong Kong. The six-member team comprised the best high school math students from around the U.S. The two Indian-Americans on the team were Ankan Bhattacharya, who will enter his senior year at International Academy East in Troy, Michigan this fall; and Ashwin Sah,
who will enter his sophomore year at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. Before traveling to Hong Kong, the six-person team, along with 64 of the best math students from the U.S. and around the world, met at Carnegie Mellon for the Mathematical Association of America's Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program. This is the second year in a row that the U.S. team has won the IMO. The winning U.S. team score was 214 out of a possible 252, ahead of the Republic of Korea (207) and China (204).IMO scores are based on the number of points scored by individual team members on six problems. On each day of the two-day competition, the teams have 4.5 hours to work on three problems.Each of the winning team members received a gold medal.