BURGAS, Bulgaria Young math wizards from the Philippines won 33 medals and awards, including a champion trophy, at the Bulgaria International Mathematics Competition (BIMC) held in Burgas, Bulgaria from July 1 to 6.
In the individual contest, the Philippines won 1 gold, 4 silver and 11 bronze medals, and 9 merit awards, according to the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG), which trained the students.
In the team and group contests, the country scooped up one champion, two first runners-up and five-second runners-up trophies.
The individual contest winners from the Philippines are:
Ethan Jared Chan - British School Manila
4 Silver Medals
Jose Lorenzo Abad - Philippine Science High School-Main
John Florence Dizon - Calamba Elementary School
Lance Heinrich Lim - Saint Jude Catholic School
Stephen James Ty - Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
11 Bronze Medals
Sean Kendrick Yeo - PACE Academy
Armea Helena Sien Dimayacyac - Notre Dame of Greater Manila
Frederick Ivan Tan - Philippine Science High School-Main
Gregory Charles Tiong - Saint Jude Catholic School
Naomi Anne King - Saint Jude Catholic School
Maria Monica Manlises - St. Stephen's High School
Ralde Anuel Bautista - MGC New Life Christian Academy
Sarji Elijah Bona - Palawan Hope Christian School
Sted Micah Cheng - Hope Christian High School
Vanessa Ryanne Julio - Saint Jude Catholic School
Justin Teng Soon Khoo - Regional Science High School III
9 Merit Awards
Dillion Keller Chan - UNO High School
Alexandra Brianne Gochian - Saint Jude Catholic School
Krystal Lim Tiong Soon - Grace Christian College
Ambrose James Torreon - Rainbow of Angels
Benjamin Jacob - St. Philomena Academy of Lipa
Dominic Lawrence Bermudez - Philippine Science High School-Main
Annika Angela Mei Tamayo - Ateneo de Iloilo
International Girls' Team A - Angelene Erika Madrazo - Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
International Girls' Team A - Trisha Danielle Sia - Chiang Kai Shek College
The Philippine Team B in high school, composed of Abad, King, Manlises and Ty, emerged as champion in the group contest and second runner-up in the team contest.
Bermudez, Julio, Khoo and Tamayo won first runner-up in the team contest while Madrazo also won first runner-up as part of the International Girls' Team A.
Also winning second runner-up in the team contest are Jence Enrico Dela Fuente of Ateneo de Naga University Grade School, Benn Jethro Sia of Kong Hua School, Marco Erano Dumale of De La Salle University-Laguna, Dillion Keller Chan, Ethan Jared Chan, Yeo, Dimayacyac, Dizon, Jacob, Lim, Tan, Tiong and Sia.
Ethan Jared Chan said he was shocked when he got a gold medal.
"I just checked back at the scoreboard to make sure. I was kind of excited," he said, adding that he dedicates the award to "Father God who guided me, to my family and friends, and coaches at MTG and British School Manila."
The team leaders who accompanied the students to BIMC were Dr. Simon Chua, Dr. Isidro Aguilar, Dr. Jonathan Glorial, Minerva Avecilla, Arvie Ubarro and Renard Eric Chua, all of MTG.
"Filipino students showed great performance in the contest and we are proud of their latest achievement. They trained hard for the competition," said Aguilar, MTG president.
Joining this year's contest were 28 countries and territories: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Before the contest, Filipino elementary students, who also took part at the BIMC, won at the 1st International Festival Mathematical Triathlon Apollonia held in Sozopol, Bulgaria from June 26 to 30.
Jacob won a gold medal while the silver medalists were Dimayacyac and Dizon. The bronze medalists were Chan, Dela Fuente, Gochian, Torreon and the merit awardees were Sia, Yeo and Lim Tiong Soon. (MTG PR)
Source: Philippine News Agency