Taiwan achieves 9th place in the Math Olympiad in Brazil

Taiwan’s team won a total of six medals at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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(By Taiwan News)

TAIPEI (Taiwan news)---Taiwan’s team won a total six medals at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The competition was scheduled to be held from July 12-23 in Rio de Janeiro. During this competition only the most talented students will gather together to solve challenging mathematical problems in a friendly competition.

Each member won a medal at the competition. The gold medal winner is Cheng Tien-chun (鄭天鈞) of Kaohsiung Municipal Senior High School, the four silver medalists are Wang Shih-yu (王師宇) of National Experimental High School at the Hsinchu Science Park, Chiu Yu-pin (邱于賓) of Kaohsiung Municipal Senior High School, Lee Shuang-yen (李雙言) of Tainan First Senior High School and Cheng Jung-tao (鄭容濤) of Taipei Jianguo High School, while Kao Wei-jiun (高暐峻) of Taichung First Senior High School won the bronze medal.

111 countries from all over the world sent their best representatives, a total of 615 contestants participated on this event.

According to the Ministry of Education all gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the Sciences Olympiad are not required to take admission exams to attend local universities. Also, they will receive a scholarship stipend of NT$200,000 (US$6,568), NT$100,000 and NT$50,000 correspondingly.

Taiwan joined the IMO competition in 1992, and since then, Taiwanese teams have won a total of 37 gold medals, 88 silver and 22 bronze.