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By Egor, 5 years ago, In English,

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Today let’s talk about The University of Tokyo team !#$%&()*+-./:;<=>?@[]^_`{|}~. University of Tokyo has long history of World Finals participations, this would be 13th time. They won one Gold, one Silver and 2 Bronzes, and 2 members of this year team won Gold in 2013.

They won regional contests in Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur, only team in Asia this year with such achievement. Team is currently on 17th place in OpenCup standings, although they skipped several stages and not always had optimal line-up. Tomoyuki Kaneko coaching them.

Kensuke Imanishi (TC: 2625, CF: wrong 2298) won 2 Silver medals in IOI (2010 and 2011) and was GCJ Finalist in 2013, that's beside his Gold in ACM ICPC Finals.

Shogo Murai (TC: 3017, CF: semiexp 2507) has 3 IOI Golds (2010-2012) and target on TopCoder to boot.

Makoto Soejima (TC: 3468, CF: rng_58 2849) is really a legend. He is one of only 4 people to win both GCJ (2011) and TCO (2010, 2011) and currently is TopCoder admin. Beside that he has Silver in IOI (2008, 2009) and Gold in World Finals. image

While this team has really strong line up it's results are inconsistent. I'd give them 70% for Gold and about 5% to win.

Tomorrow we will look at team from my alma mater, Moscow State University.

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How to properly pronounce name of this team?..

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    String dot punctuation, as I understand

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It will be a super cool final. I think this team will be the world champions!

rng_58 is awesome!!

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Also Makoto Soejima is the winner of IMO 2009

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Which one is Makoto?( in the photo )

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Makoto Soejima not only won silver medals in 2008 and 2009 IOI, he also is 3 times Gold (2007-2009) and Bronze (2005) medalist in IMO. Incredible achievement. Hope they get the first place. :)

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Lol! That moment when their team name would be announced (just a try) in the competition.

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How is that possible that Makoto is still eligible for ACMs? I see that his last IMO and IOI were in 2009, so I think it's a safe bet to assume that he graudated from high school in 2009. If he didn't take any gap year then he should have started studies in 2009, which would be too early for him to be eligible to participate in ACM. Did he take a gap year or didn't want to compete in IMO and IOI in his last year of high school? Or am I not aware of ACM eligibility rules :P?

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    It's possible that he's taking PhD/master. PhD/master students are eligible too.

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      This picture shows that if you're on sixth year then you are not eligible.

      EDIT: I cropped two earlier vertices of that eligibility automata that can lead to accepting state before that vertex, but I believe that neither of them cause acceptance in Makoto's case.

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        I'm not sure what version of diagram you're using, but on my 2015 ICPC Regionals Decision Diagram, there was: Born in 1992 or later? Yes? --> Eligible. (and no further check is needed after that)

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        I believe he didn't reached that vertex with 8 semesters :) There is long way before this point, and I believe rng_58 gets Eligible on previous step (because he should be born not earliear than in 1991).

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          My guess is that he was born in 1990 (since his last IMO was 3 years before mine and I'm from 1993), so it's 2 years too early to get "Eligible" in that vertex.

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            First of all, 1992 is for regionals of 2015 (and WF 2016).

            And Makoto qualified to WF 2015 from regionals in previous season, when there was 1991 instead of 1992 in Eligibility Decision Tree.

            I don't know how education system in Japan works. According to this people in Japan are usually graduating from high school in 18 years :) BTW, I am also from 1993, and I graduated from school in my country (Ukraine) in 2010.

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              OK, thanks for pointing out that I was looking at new diagram instead of an older one. Now it sounds like a possibility, however I would be curious to hear an opinion of someone from Japan :P. Now rule about <=5 regionals makes sense, because it was pointless for me before, since other rules implied that we (=Poles) can't participate more than 5 times either way :P.

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              1. He was born in 1991.
              2. In Japan an academic year start at Spring.

              The only concern is this rule: "(number of regionals as contestant) >= 5 -> Ineligible". I have been to exactly 5 regionals, so maybe Makoto did more. :P

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            My 1994-born friend participated in same IOI as you and he graduated right after that.

            UPD Oh, now I see from above comment that it is difference in education system..

            UPD2 In case you don't understand why Swistakk is talking about IOI stuff in his below comment you can look at my previous Rev.

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              Hah, I was pretty frustrated that after my bad performance on second day I took 27th place when I counted that 26 golds will be awarded, but day or two after that I learnt that some guys from nowhere didn't make it to IOI, so number of participants is a bit smaller and in fact 25 golds will be awarded and it cheered me up, because I thought "Uff, at least I'm not that guy from 26th place" XD.

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                Haha, yes, actually on that day some people congratulated him for winning gold because we thought there were 26 golds ( myself included :( )