Lanruo (Lora) Xie, a VI Form student from Qingyang District, China, recently won a bronze medal in individual competition at the 17th International Linguistics Olympiad, held in Yongin, South Korea, from July 29 to August 2. Xie also won a silver medal in team competition. The jury awarded 60 medals (10 gold, 21 silver, and 29 bronze), as well as 31 honorable mentions, six team contest trophies, three team cups for highest average score, and seven "best solution" prizes.
The IOL is one of 13 international science olympiads for secondary school students, and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world gather and test their minds against the world's toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.
For more information, or to try your hand at some past Olympiad problems, visit https://ioling.org/.