Filipino students capture medals in 4 China math contests

Filipino students bagged 18 medals including four gold in four international math contests held in China to continue their winning streak abroad.

The Pinoy medalists and their coaches at the 2017 China Western Mathematical Invitation (top) and 16th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (bottom). Credit: MTG

The Pinoy medalists and their coaches at the 2017 China Western Mathematical Invitation (top) and 16th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (bottom). Credit: MTG

They won at the 2017 China Western Mathematical Invitation (CWMI) held from Aug. 11-16 in Sichuan; 16th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) from Aug. 10-15 in Chongqing; and the 14th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO) in Jiangxi and and China Northern Future Star Math Invitation (CNFSMI) in Changchun held recently.

The country’s medal haul consisted of 4 gold, 6 silver, and 8 bronze medals, according to Dr. Isidro Aguilar, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG).

“Our young math wizards once again brought honor to the country by winning in these four contests. Their hard work and training paid off,” Aguilar said.

Contestants in the CGMO and CWMI came from the top high schools in 30 different provinces in China, and teams from Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, and the Philippines. The CWMI had a proof-based format similar to the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Filipino contestants were accompanied by MTG coaches James Kelvin Martin and Quennie Sarabia-Flores.

Winning medals for the Philippines are:

2017 China Western Mathematical Invitation (CWMI)

• Sean Anderson Ty – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School Gold Medal
• Elijamin Wolfgang Claveria – Philippine Science High School-Main – Silver Medal
• Xuanye Li – Xavier School – Silver Medal
• Steven John Wang – UNO High School – Silver Medal
• Kenneth Shi – Philippine Cultural College-Annex – Bronze Medal
• Eason Wong – Philippine Cultural College-Annex – Bronze Medal

16th China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)

• Gabrielle Jackie Candano – Aquinas University of Legazpi – Bronze Medal
• Madelyn Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main – Bronze Medal
• Margaret Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main – Bronze Medal
• Marjana Ysabella Montañez – Philippine Science High School-Main – Bronze Medal

14th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO)

• Andres Rico Gonzales III – Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Gold Medal
• Dion Stephan Ong, Ateneo de Manila Junior High School – Silver Medal
• Fedrick Lance Lim – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School – Bronze Medal
• Jinger Chong – St. Jude Catholic School – Bronze Medal

China Northern Future Star Math Invitation (CNFSMI)

• Rafael Jose Santiago – Philippine Science High School-Main – Gold Medal
• Vince Jan Torres – Sta. Rosa Science and Technology High School – Gold Medal
• Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon – Emilio Aguinaldo College – Silver Medal
• Sedrick Scott Keh – Xavier School – Silver Medal

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