There are many competitions that are held across the globe with the sole purpose of challenging students. A broad array of subjects are usually covered which include Maths, Science, and more. And just recently, our very own students were crowned victorious at the Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad (HKIMO).
World International Mathematical Olympiad
The International Mathematical Olympiad (WIMO) is the World Championship Mathematics for High School students and is held annually. Each year a different country will be appointed to host it.
The competition has been running ever since its inception in 1959 in Romania. Back then only 7 countries entered the competition. However, over time it has expanded to over 100 countries and 5 continents.
In order to participate in WIMO, students will first have to go through the HKIMO heat round and final round. Only the Gold Winners will move on to WIMO where they will compete against other Gold Winners from the Thai Platform.
Our Team At HKIMO
This year a team of 30 students represented Malaysia. Students had to complete exam papers consisting of five different topics which were Logical Thinking, Arithmetic/Algebra, Number Theory, Geometry, and Combinatorics.
One amazing achievement that stands out is from Tang Yi Xuan who comes from SJK(C) Serdang Baru 2. For the competition, he is the Overall Champion and Gold Winner for his year in the Final Round which saw over 2,500 participants.
Another amazing feat by him? He is the first student to achieve a PERFECT score in the International Mathematical Olympiad! In fact, thanks to his brilliant mind he has also been awarded the Malaysian World Star Award.
Finally, a huge congratulations goes out to the outstanding team that brought back 9 Gold awards, 9 Silver awards, 9 Bronze awards, and 3 Merit awards. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.