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Pinoy students dominate tough math competition in India

Young math wizards from the Philippines emerged as the overall champion in an international math contest held recently in India.

Students from the Philippines together with the coaches display the medals and trophies they won at the 7th International Young Mathematicians? Convention in India. Photo courtesy of MTG
Students from the Philippines together with the coaches display the medals and trophies they won at the 7th International Young Mathematicians? Convention in India. Photo courtesy of MTG

The Philippine team bagged 23 gold, 6 silver, and 3 bronze medals to top the 7th International Young Mathematicians? Convention held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 in Lucknow, India.

Besides winning individual medals, the Filipino students wound up as overall champion in the senior division in addition to bagging eight champion awards, five first runners-up, and two second runners-up awards in the team contest, math quiz, and math relay contest.

Following the Philippines are India and Vietnam, which ended up in second and third places, respectively.

Other participating countries were Bangladesh, Brazil Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Aside from head of delegation, Dr. Isidro Aguilar of the Mathematics Trainers Guild-Philippines (MTG), also accompanying the students to the contest were team leaders Myrna Agtarap, Manuel Kotah, James Kelvin Martin and Renard Eric Chua, all from MTG.

The country?s medalists are:

Gold medal

Al Patrick Castro – Makati Science High School
Maria Monica Manlises – St. Stephen’s High School
Madelyn Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main
Margaret Esther Cruz – Philippine Science High School-Main
Andres Rico Gonzales III – Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Eion Nikolai Chua – International School Manila
Sted Micah Cheng – Hope Christian High School
Alfonso Miguel Abella – Grace Christian College
Kirk Patrick Bamba – Mataas na Paaralang Neptali Gonzales
Miko Johnson Co – St. Stephen’s High School
Terence Brian Tsai – Chiang Kai Shek College
Xavier Jefferson Ray Go – Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
Jarrett Ian Lim – Philippine Academy of Sakya
Hans Markson Tan – St. Stephen’s High School
Grant Aaron King – Grace Christian College
Gerrick Spencer Limsiy – Grace Christian College
Rafael Jose Santiago – Philippine Science High School-Main

Silver medal

Paul Elvin Sim – Jubilee Christian Academy
Phil Eldrige Sim – Jubilee Christian Academy
Li Xuanye – Xavier School

Bronze medal

Christine Joy Okubo – Philippine Science High School-Main

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