Pinoy math whiz wins gold in China Olympiad

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


A FILIPINO math whiz bagged a gold medal in the 11th China Southeast Mathematical Olympia (CSMO) held at Fuyang City, Zheijang, China last July 25-30.

Adrian Reginald Sy, a fourth year high school student at St. Jude Catholic School, was the first Filipino to win the award for the country after nine years of competing in the said international math contest.

"It is the country's first gold medal in the CSMO since joining it in 2005," Mathematics Trainer Guild (MTG) - Philippines president Simon Chua said.

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Chua said they are happy that Sy won the tough math contest.

Sy underwent thorough and rigid training in preparation for CSMO, Chua said.

Meanwhile, four other challengers also brought pride to the country.
British School Manila student Harvey Uy received a bronze award while Gen Mark Tanno of Southville International School and Colleges, Andrew Lawrence Sy of Xavier School, and Raymond Fadri of Makati Science High School also received a merit award.

The countries competing in this year's CSMO were China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand, and United States. (Sunnex)

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