Nothing wrong with hard work to get success.
I'm sure most going to Oxbridge put in more hours than those who go elsewhere.
Not everyone are geniuses!
The Chinese IMO team are legendary, wondered why others don't copy their training regime to win it.
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Terence Tao is a Hong Kong Chinese who emigrated to Australia as is Shing Tung Yau who went from China to HK then to the US.
(Original post by TheMagicMan)
Terence Tao is Australian/American (competed in the IMO for USA aswell).
Most people would count wimbledon from the beginning of the open era, so it's not really an adequate comparison as the fields medal is a modern award.
When Sampras won his 7th Wimbledon crown, a newspaper remarked it was did not break William Renshaw's 6 in a row! Even Wikipedia cites this.
In any case, France has more winners (10) to the UK (6), so on that account, the best mathematicians are the French. However, their unis rarely feature in the top 30 in the world for maths, which either means judging by Fields Medals wins is inaccurate or league tables are sujective (or both)!
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They gave Aaron a place but put a huge amount of restrictions on him. He's not allowed on college grounds after 6 and his dad has had to move to Cambridge to live with him. There were a pile of other restrictions as well that I can't remember off the top of my head.
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