China finishes third at 59th Int'l Math Olympiad
BUCHAREST, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) concluded Friday in Cluj-Napoca, northwestern Romania, with the Chinese team finishing third and the United States and Russia winning first and second place respectively.
Qu Zhenhua, head of the Chinese delegation, told Xinhua that the six Chinese students performed stable in the competition and won four gold and two silver.
"The results are satisfactory," he said, adding that Chinese students have consistently ranked in the top three in the Math Olympiad in recent years.
The host Romanian team occupied the 33rd place with a gold medal, a silver medal, two bronze and two special mentions.
IMO is the most prestigious scientific Olympiad for pre-collegiate students. The history of IMO dates back to 1959, when the first edition was held in Brasov, central Romania.
This year, Romania hosts for the 6th time the event, gathering more than 600 best high school students in mathematics around the world.