Tuesday, May 21, 2024

PH captures biggest medal haul yet in China Math Olympiad

Fresh from the scintillating victory of the Philippines in the recently concluded International Math Olympiad in Colombia, Filipino students again brought honors to the country by winning six medals from one of China?s most difficult math competitions.

The Philippine contingent bagged one silver and five bronze medals at the 10th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO) held in Jiangxi Province, China.

Filipino students with their medals at the closing ceremony of the 10th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad in Jiangxi, China. (Front row L-R) Andrew Lawrence Sy, Mario Antonio Ongkiko, Jonn Angel Aranas, Gen Mark Tanno, team leader James Kelvin Martin, (back row L-R) Harvey Eaton Uy, Matthew Tan and Francis Concepcion. (Photo credit: MTG)

Gen Mark Tanno of Southville International School and Colleges won the country’s silver medal in the tough academic contest.

The bronze medalists were Andrew Lawrence Sy of Xavier School, Jonn Angel Aranas of Makati Science High School, Mario Antonio Ongkiko of Xavier School, Harvey Eaton Uy of British International School, and Francis Concepcion of Philippine Cultural College-Main. Matthew Ryan Tan of St. Jude Catholic School also won a merit award.

“I congratulate our Philippine team. This is the best performance of Filipino students in the CSMO since we joined the contest in 2005. The CSMO is one of the hardest math contests today,” said Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG).

Tanno said he just studied very hard and prayed to win in the contest.

“I consider the CSMO as the most difficult math competition that I have joined so far. We thank everyone for their prayers and support to the Philippine Team. I thank MTG for helping me improve my math skills and to Dr. Chua for giving me the opportunity to join the contest,” said Tanno.

A total of 217 participants from 12 countries joined the contest. These are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, and Thailand.

The Philippine team arrived in the country last night, July 31, aboard Philippine Airlines flight PR 337 from Shanghai.

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