More On The International Math Olympiad Results–By Race And Sex


I have improved the table in my piece on the International Math Olympiad to show point and points per participant for each race.

Race Participants Points Points per participant
White males 254 4381 17.2
White females 34 403 11.9
East Asian males 114 2702 23.7
East Asian females 6 85 14.2
West Asian males 37 461 12.5
West Asian females 6 74 12.3
Black males 34 65 1.9
Black females 7 5 0.7
South Asian males 28 392 14.0
South Asian females 1 3 3.0
Mestizo males 25 287 11.5
Mestizo females 2 19 9.5
Indio males 9 101 11.2
Austronesian males 3 36 12.0

It can be seen that—with, of course, all due allowance for size of countries and different training regimes—East Asian males run away with the points per participant score, followed by white males, East Asian females, South Asian males, and West Asian males.  Consolidating West Asians with whites, which is reasonable on phylogenetic grounds, doesn’t affect the rankings.

If you consolidate the sexes by race the points per participant rankings go:

East Asian 23.2
White 16.6
South Asian 13.6
West Asian 12.4
Austronesian 12.0
Mestizo 11.3
Indio 11.2
Black 1.7

If you consolidate the races by sex:

Males 16.7
Females 10.5

(I apologize for the funky formatting; our software doesn’t handle tables well.)