Taiwan wins 3 gold medals, 1 silver at Biology Olympiad


Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwanese students won three gold medals and one silver at the International Biology Olympiad 2015 that concluded in Denmark on Sunday.
Taiwan's medal haul ranked fifth overall in the event, behind China, the United States, Singapore and South Korea. It ranked first at last year's Biology Olympiad with four gold medals.
This year, the gold medal winners were Lin Po-han from National Chiayi Senior High School and Wu Meng-hsin and Lee Po-sheng from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School.
The silver medal winner was Hung Hsueh-yu from National Tainan First Senior High School.
Individually, Lin was ranked eighth in the competition and Wu finished ninth.
Because of their high finishes, the medal-winning students will be eligible for university admission and be awarded NT$200,000 (US$6,429) and NT$100,000 in prize money for the gold and silver medals, respectively, according to Ministry of Education rules.
This was the second time that Lin, who will be a high school senior this year, has won a prize in an international competition.
In 2013, he won a gold medal at the International Junior Science Olympiad, according to Huang Yi-chun, the principal of National Chiayi Senior High School. (By C.W. Hsu, Chiang Chun-liang and Evelyn Kao)