Team USA, with help of team member Mihir Singhal, finished in the top spot for the third time in four years at the 59th annual International Mathematical Olympiad. Singhal is an Indian American student at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif. The team – also comprising Adam Ardeishar, Andrew Gu, Vincent Huang, James Lin and Michael Ren – rebounded from a fourth place 2017 finish to take the top spot at the 2018 competition, which was held July 3 through July 14 at Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In winning the competition, Team USA beat 115 other countries and 609 student competitors. The six U.S. team members also took home five gold medals and one silver medal for their individual high scores in the competition, known as the olympics of mathematics competitions for high school students, a Mathematical Association of America news release said. The first place U.S. team score was 212 out of a possible 252 points. The teams from Russia and China took second and third place, respectively, in cumulative team scores.