PH team bags 6 medals at In­ter­na­tional Math Olympiad

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QUE­ZON CITY -- Six stu­dents brought pride to the coun­try af­ter win­ning at the 58th In­ter­na­tional Math­e­mat­i­cal Olympiad (IMO) in July 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. IMO is con­sid­ered to be the Olympics of Math­e­mat­ics and is the grand­est stage of Math com­pe­ti­tions for high school stu­dents all over the world.

Dr. Richard Eden, the leader of the Philip­pine del­e­gate to IMO, hopes that more Filipinos will know that that the coun­try has a pool of tal­ented stu­dents, who have been ex­celling in Math­e­mat­ics, and are able to com­pete – and win – against the best of the world in the IMO.

The six stu­dents, namely: Sean An­der­son Ty, Clyde Wes­ley Ang, Al­bert John Patu­pat,

Shaquille Wyan Que, Kyle Pa­trick Du­lay,and Farell Eldrian Wu, who com­peted with more than 600 other con­tes­tants, brought home three sil­ver and three bronze medals. Ty, who hails from Zam­boanga, was the first medal­ist in the IMO from out­side Lu­zon.

“I got to meet a lot of like-minded peo­ple who share the same pas­sion for Math as I do, and I ex­ceeded my ex­pec­ta­tions by win­ning a bronze medal. I’m happy to have rep­re­sented my coun­try in such a pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tion, and I hope to do so again in the fu­ture,” Ty said.

This vic­tory main­tains the Philip­pines’ rank of 17 out of 111 coun­tries from six con­ti­nents. The Philip­pines’ rank­ing is higher than Hong Kong, Canada, France, Ger­many, and Aus­tralia.

For Eden, th­ese stu­dents de­serve more recognition so that they may in­spire other young Filipinos to pur­sue Math and the other sciences.

The Philip­pine team was be­ing sup­ported by HARI Foun­da­tion and Man­ulife Busi­ness Pro­cess­ing Ser­vices.

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