TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ---Taiwanese high school students excelled at the 2017 International Linguistics Olympiad in Dublin, Ireland.
Every year, young students from around the world gather to solve the toughest puzzles in language and linguistics. The competition, which has been held annually since 2003, is one of the 12 International Science Olympiads for secondary school students.
Taiwan's first appearance in this contest was in the 2016 Linguistics Olympiad in Mysore, India, where they took two silver medals. This year, the Taiwanese team took it to the next level, winning one individual gold medal, two silvers and one gold in the group category.
Ruei Hung Alex Lee from Taipei European School won the gold medal in the individual category, Chih-Lun Julian Liu and Yao Yung-Jui from Hsinchu Experimental Middle School won silver.
Pan Tung-Le from Normal University High School and Willie Jeng both received honorable mention.
The Taiwanese team in this year's competition, held from July 31 to Aug 5, was guided by Hsieh Shukai, professor of the National Taiwan University and professor He Dehua from University of Chiang Kai-Shek.
Previous Knowledge is not required, even the most complex problems can be answered only by using logical thinking, patience and willingness to think outside the box, according to the Centre for Digital Content Technology, coordinator entity of the International Linguistics Olympiad.