Math wizards from Philippines Bag them all in China and Singapore Olympiads!

The Philippines students continue their country’s winning streak in international math contests by home medals from Math Olympiads in China and Singapore very recently, continuing following similar victories in Hong Kong and South Korea.

The picture represents the Philippine Team in the 11th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad. They are (from left) team leader James Kelvin Martin and contestants Gen Mark Tanno – Andrew Lawrence Sy – Adrian Reginald Sy – Harvey Uy and Raymond Joseph Fadri.

Adrian Reginald Sy ended the Philippines’ 9 year gold medal drought in the 11th CSMO (China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad), in China.

Dr Simon Chua, the president of the Mathematics Trainer Guild-Philippines said, “This is the 1st time that we won a gold medal in the CSMO since joining the contest back in 2005. It is a tough contest and we are happy that one of our contestants finally won it.”

Sy, a 4th year high school student of St. Jude Catholic School said that he trained hard for the contest and was determined to bag the gold medal this year.

The China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad was held from July 25th to 30th in Fuyang City in Zhejiang China.

In addition to it, Harvey Uy of British School Manila won a bronze medal while Gen Mark Tanno of Southville International School and Colleges, Raymond Fadri of Makati Science High School and Andrew Lawrence Sy of Xavier School, each won a merit award.

Countries and territories which joined the CSMO are the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Macau, Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Singapore, US, and Thailand.

PHL team was placed at 2nd position in Singapore Olympiad.

In Singapore, meanwhile, the Philippine team raked in a total of 155 medals to place second overall in the medal tally in the 2014 IMC (International Mathematics Contest). The medal haul consisted of 22 gold medals, 44 silver medals and 89 bronze medals, said Chua.

China placed first with 193 medals consisting of 33 gold medals, 60 silver and 100 bronze medals, followed by the Philippines with 155 medals, Malaysia with 92 medals, Taiwan with 88 medals, Indonesia with 75 medals, host country Singapore with 67 medals, South Korea with 59 medals, Thailand with 30 medals, Iran with 8 medals, Myanmar with 3 medals and India with 1 medal. Total number of contestants this year was 1, 104.

The students and their coaches arrived in Manila on Monday night. This awarding ceremony was held at Resorts World Sentosa.

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