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Math team finishes second at Olympiad

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Three Bay Area girls are back home after an impressive second place overall finish at the Girls Math Olympiad in China.

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley sent a total of eight girls to china and the team won a total of five gold, one silver and a bronze medal.

A Chinese team took the overall gold.

A total of 48 teams from 10 countries competed in the event that emphasizes creative thinking.

Pictured: The US team members and coaches are shown, from left to right: front row, Adisa Kruayatidee, Cynthia Day from San Jose, Jae Eui Shin (from Andover, MA), Inna Zakharevich (Assistant Coach, attends MIT); second row, Sherry Gong (Assistant Coach; attends Harvard), Zuming Feng (Team Coach, and a math teacher from Phillips Exeter Academy), Shijie Joy Zheng (from Bellevue, WA), Lynnelle Ye from Palo Alto, Andi Wang (from Stoneham, MA), and Shiyu "Jing-Jing" Li from Sunnyvale. (Team member Elizabeth Synge from Lexington, MA, is not pictured.) Photo courtesy MSRI.