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Hong Kong obtains good results at International Mathematical Olympiad 2015 (with photo)

     Six secondary students representing Hong Kong at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Thailand have obtained promising results with two silver medals, three bronze medals and an honourable mention.

     The silver medallists were Secondary Four student John Michael Wu from Hong Kong International School and Secondary Four student Yu Hoi-wai from La Salle College. Among the 577 contestants, Yu Hoi-wai was one of only 11 contestants to receive a full score in the most difficult question. The bronze medallists were Secondary Four student Kwok Man-yi from Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Secondary Four student Samuel Lee from CNEC Christian College and Secondary Five student Cheung Wai-lam from Queen Elizabeth School. Secondary Six student Tung Kam-chuen from La Salle College obtained an honourable mention.

     A spokesman for the Education Bureau (EDB) said today (July 21), "This year's good results reflect the success of collaboration among the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE), the International Mathematical Olympiad Hong Kong Committee and the EDB. We have a relatively young team this year. In fact, five of them will still be eligible to be selected to compete for Hong Kong next year.

     "All student contestants at the IMO have been selected from the outstanding performers in the IMO Hong Kong Preliminary Contest. They attended enhancement programmes in mathematics by professional organisations, commissioned by the HKAGE, before attending the IMO. Their participation in the competition has been funded by the EDB."

     This year's IMO was held from July 8 to 16 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with 577 contestants from 104 countries/regions. The IMO aims to promote education in mathematics, strengthen interaction and co-operation among experts in mathematics worldwide, and train and inspire teenagers who possess enormous potential in mathematics.

     The spokesman said, "The IMO Hong Kong Committee will host the 57th IMO in Hong Kong in July 2016. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is the host university and EDB is the supporting organisation. This is a meaningful event which can help enhance students' interest in mathematics and boost the international image of Hong Kong as an educational hub. We call upon schools to fully support this great event and actively participate in the related activities. Details are available at the IMO Hong Kong Committee's website (

Ends/Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:36


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