International Math Competition held in Bali, Indonesia: Gold medalist hails from Zamboanga, Philippines

By on Jul 24, 2011 in Africa, Asia, Australia, Education, Europe, North America, Russia, United States, World Comments


Members of the Philippine team
show the awards they garnered.
Image Credit: philstar.com

The International Math Competition, which was competed by different representatives of 30 countries from July 18 until July 23, 2011 in Bali, Indonesia, gave the Philippines great honor through garnered medals and awards of our country’s team, as reported by the official website of The Philippine Star, July 24, 2011.

Philippines’ gold medalist Gene Go, Jr., who only just started joining international math contests, is from Zamboanga’s Chong Hua High School. Apparently, fellow Math Olympiad contestant Errol John Suarez, a Grade 5 student of Bicol University-Legaspi City, got the silver medal.

Report further reveals that the participants who joined in this year’s tournament came from Australia, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Iran, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, South Africa, USA, Nigeria, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, Korea, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and host country Indonesia.

Simon Chua, head of the Philippine delegation and current president of Math Trainers Guild (MTG) – Philippines, was reportedly quoted saying “We can see that we are successfully developing more new talents who can replace our veteran medal winners who are graduating from high school and going into college, taking up engineering and science courses.”



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