Taiwan bags 3 golds at 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad
The Taiwanese team was made up of six high school students, and three of them captured gold. They were Cheng Jung-tao from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Wang Shih-yu from National Experimental High School at Hsinchu Science Park, and Huang Wei-ping from Taichung Municipal Taichung First Senior High School, Taiwan's Office of Mathematical Olympiad said in a statement.
Lin Ting-feng, a student from the Affiliated Senior High School of National Kaohsiung Normal University, won Taiwan's silver, and Cheng Tien-sheng from Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School and Shih Yu-sheng from Taichung's Mingdao High School won bronze, the statement said.
Each gold winner will receive a scholarship of NT$200,000 (US$ 6,538) from the Ministry of Education (MOE), while the silver winner will receive a scholarship of NT$100,000 and the bronze winners will get a scholarship of NT$50,000, the MOE website said.
All of the prize winners will also be granted admission to mathematical or science-related departments at one of Taiwan's universities, the MOE website said.
The IOM, which took place in Romania from July 3 to 14, had 594 participants.
It is recognized as the most competitive International Olympiad in which Taiwan participates, the Office of Mathematical Olympiad's statement said.