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M’sian Kids Sweep 9 Medals in Int’l Math Olympiad in Tokyo

M’sian Kids Sweep 9 Medals in Int’l Math Olympiad in Tokyo

Anne Dorall

Malaysian kids as young as 7 are making the country proud by beating 10 other countries represented in the World International Mathematical Olympiad (WIMO).

These primary school kids certainly impressed the right people as only gold award winners from the regional Olympiads were invited to compete on the world stage.

All 9 Malaysian students who qualified to compete in the international level took home a medal.

Of the 11 countries, Malaysia emerged the champion with the best results by bringing home 2 World Champions, 6 Gold, and 1 Silver award.

The Olympiads are basically a math exam where participants are tested on logical thinking, arithmetic/algebra, number theory, geometry, and combinatorics according to their own grade.

The World Champions and Gold Medallists, Yeoh Yi Shuen (Primary 2 from SJK (C) Kwang Hwa) and Teoh Zhou Zhe (Primary 3 from SJK (C) Min Terk) were the Top Scorers in their respective Year Levels.

Team Malaysia’s ambitious team making the country proud.
(Credit: SMO MY)

The other 6 Gold Medallists were Alvis Leow Jin Ker, Brandon Choo Sze How, Chai Feng Ze, Hoo Jordan and Hoo Xinyi from SJK (C) Jalan Davidson, and Tang Yi Xuan from SJK (C) Serdang Baru 2. Cheah Jor Wii from SJK (C) Perempuan China brought home a Silver Medal.

Our heartiest congratulations to the young future pillars of our society!

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