Philippines win 2 bronze medals at Oslo Math Olympiad
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines won two bronze medals and four honorable mentions at the 63rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Oslo, Norway, the first time in two years that the prestigious tournament was held in person after triggering of the pandemic.
Mohammad Nur Casib of Philippine Science High School Central Mindanao, a first-time entrant, and two-time IMO medalist Raphael Dylan Dalida of PSHS main campus in Quezon City won two bronze medals after scoring 24 and 23 points respectively .
Sarji Elijah Bona of De La Salle University High School, who won a bronze medal in 2021, received honorable mention this year along with Rickson Caleb Tan of MGC New Life Christian Academy, Filbert Ephraim Wu of Victory Christian International School and Enrico Rolando Martinez from the PSHS main campus.
A total of 589 participants from 104 countries took part in the 63rd IMO in Oslo.
The Philippines ranked 55th among participating countries. Since joining the IMO in 1988, the country has won four gold, 16 silver and 37 bronze medals and 30 honorable mentions.
“I am proud and happy that our Filipino students continue to excel in mathematics and perform well in international competitions,” said Josette Biyo, director of the Department of Science and Technology at the Institute of Science Education.
“These medals are proof of their excellence, hard work and dedication. Filipino youth are performing well on the international stage,” Biyo added.