Nine primary school students representing Malaysia nabbed a medal each in an impressive feat at the World International Mathematical Olympiad (WIMO) in Tokyo, Japan recently
The two students who emerged as world champions and gold medallists are Yeoh Yi Shuen from SJK (C) Kwang Hwa, Penang and Teoh Zhou Zhe of SJK (C) Min Terk, Kedah
According to The Star, the other six gold medallists are Alvis Leow Jin Ker, Brandon Choo Sze How, Chai Feng Ze, Hoo Jordan, and Hoo Xinyi from SJK (C) Jalan Davidson of Kuala Lumpur, as well as Tang Yi Xuan of SJK (C) Serdang Baru, Selangor.
Cheah Jor Wii from SJK (C) Perempuan China, Penang won a silver medal in her division against other Primary Four students.
WIMO is a theoretical exam where participants are tested on logical thinking, arithmetics and algebra, number theory, geometry, and combinatorics, according to their own grade
According to their website, the international championship, held on 28 and 29 December last year, saw teams from 11 other countries competing including Australia, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Ukraine.
Even Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali praised the students for their victory on an international stage
He congratulated the primary school students, including one who is just seven years old, for making the country proud, reported Malay Mail.
"We are extremely proud of the impressive success of the students, who qualified to compete in the WIMO in Tokyo, Japan," he said in a statement yesterday, 12 January.
Well done, guys!