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Taiwanese student wins gold at International Mathematics Olympiad

2010/07/13 20:48:04

Taipei July 13 (CNA) A Taiwanese senior high school student won agold medal and set a record at the 2010 International MathematicsOlympiad (IMO) for the best personal score by a Taiwanese competitorin five years, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).

However, the Taiwanese team's overall place of 19th this year wasa drop from previous years, the MOE said in a press release Tuesday.

Hua Shiang-chih, a student from Taipei Municipal Jianguo Highschool, won a gold medal in the competition and placed 18th overallamong 517 students from 96 countries.

Hua's personal ranking was the best in the past five years forTaiwan competitors. It was his first time competing in the event thatwas held in Kazakhstan this year.

Other members of the Taiwan team also won medals, though Hua wasthe only one to snag gold.

Wang kai and Hsia Chih-yang from Jianguo High School and WuYi-chan from Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School wonsilver medals.

Chen Yu-an, student from the Jianguo High School, won a bronzemedal, while Tseng Tzu-sei from National Wu-ling Senior High Schoolgained honorable mention.

Taiwanese students have participated in the IMO for 19 years.

by Sunnie Chen

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