HK students win 6 maths medals

September 28, 2020
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Six Hong Kong students snap up three silver and three bronze medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

A team of six Hong Kong students has won three silver and three bronze medals at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2020).


Chui Tsz-fung and Harris Leung from Diocesan Boys' School and Timothy Yau from Ying Wa College each won a silver medal.


The three bronze medallists are Chu Cheuk-hei and Lai Wai-lok from St Paul's Co-educational College and Sheremeta Daniel Weili from Hong Kong International School.


Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung congratulated the Hong Kong team on their outstanding performance.


"Beyond the IMO 2020, a team of eight secondary school students representing Hong Kong at the 19th China Girls' Mathematical Olympiad in August won five silver medals and three bronze medals, demonstrating our students' talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education."


He said the Gifted Education Fund, set up by the Education Bureau in 2016, has so far made a total injection of $1.6 billion into the fund, which provides funding support to the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education for the development of gifted education and a variety of advanced learning programmes for gifted students.


Mr Yeung added that post-secondary institutions, non-government organisations, professional bodies and technology enterprises are being invited to apply for the fund's support to provide off-school advanced learning programmes for gifted students at the primary and secondary levels in the 2020-21 school year.


A total of 616 contestants from 105 countries and regions participated in the maths olympiad by joining the virtual activities from September 18 to 28.

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