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By Egor, 8 years ago, translation, In English

Second to go is Shanghai Jiao Tong University Mithril team. I have a little trivia to share about this team actually. SJTU won World Finals three times — in 2002, 2005 and 2010. One student usually can participate in no more than 2 finals, but from what I heard (correct me if I’m wrong) in China there is a custom rule that student can’t participate in more than one World Finals. Hence Bin Jin started as substitute in his team.

SJTU won Jinhua (2 problems ahead of second place) and Dhaka Regional Contests. They were highest placed (3rd) Chinese team in the Battle of Giants (team match between Russia and China)

Line-up:

Xiaoxu Guo — Codeforces rating 2264, TopCoder rating 2485

Bin Jin — Codeforces rating 2428, TopCoder rating 2743, TopCoder Open 2009 winner, Google Code Jam 2011 finalist, World Finals 2010 Champion as part of SJTU Rhodea team

Jingbo Shang — Codeforces rating 2309, TopCoder rating 2813, VK Cup 2012 finalist, TopCoder Open 2012 finalist

This team has very good results, but what is more important — experience of winning big things. I think they have at least 60% chance to win gold.

 
 
 
 
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Well, in some universities in China there're many successors, so that a student may not be allowed to participate in final twice, or doesn't need to. Actually in Zhejiang University where I graduate from, several students took part in 2 finals, including watashi

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    The rumer I heard was that this custom rule only apply for Tsinghua University. Actually, even in Tsinghua University, this rule doesn't always hold true.

    PS: Why did wyest's post get downvoted?

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Mithril was formed two years ago. Their former name was Seraphim in 2011. They had excellent performance in different contests since formed. In my opnion, they are the best team from China. Good luck to them.

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BIT ,good luck to BOBO

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The left one is Bin Jin and the middle one is Xiaoxu Guo

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Best wishes to SJTU Mithril!