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Taiwan bags 3 golds at 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad

2018-07-14  English News
From left to right: Huang Wei-ping, Cheng Tien-sheng, Lin Ting-feng, Wang Shih-yu, Shih Yu-sheng and Cheng Jung-tao/Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Education
From left to right: Huang Wei-ping, Cheng Tien-sheng, Lin Ting-feng, Wang Shih-yu, Shih Yu-sheng and Cheng Jung-tao/Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Education
Taipei, July 13 (CNA) Taiwan grabbed 3 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), ranking sixth among the 107 countries that took part in the competition, according to the IMO website Friday.

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.