Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Singapore Placed Third at the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad
Best showing since Singapore participated in the IMO in 1988
1.The Ministry of Education congratulates the Singapore team on their outstanding performance at the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 16 to 24 July 2011.
2.The Singapore team clinched four Gold medals, one Silver medal and one Bronze medal at the 52nd IMO. Singapore came in third out of 101 participating countries, after the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. This year’s result is a tremendous improvement over our 22nd placing in 2010, and it is the best set of results since Singapore first participated in the IMO in 1988.
3.The Gold medallists are Ang Jie Jun of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Lim Jeck of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Joseph Kuan Jun Jie and Ding Yue of Raffles Institution. The Silver medallist is Ang Yan Sheng of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. The Bronze medallist is Ryan Kor Chong Luck of Raffles Institution. Three of the six-member team were also ranked within the top 10 in a field of 564 participants — Lim Jeck, Joseph and Jie Jun were ranked 2nd, 4th and 6th respectively.
4.The Singapore delegation to the IMO was led by Associate Professor Wong Yan Loi, Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore; and Mr Wong Wei Kit Derrick, a teacher at Victoria Junior College. Associate Professor Tay Tiong Seng from the Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, one of the chief trainers, was also part of the delegation.
A Joint Effort
5.Our students’ participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad is a joint effort between the Ministry of Education and the following organisations:
National University of Singapore; and
Singapore Mathematical Society.
Background on IMO
6.The International Mathematical Olympiad brings together the best and brightest students from around the world, challenging and stimulating their minds in the spirit of competition. Through a rigorous and demanding set of six questions, students demonstrate their mastery of mathematical concepts, as well as creativity in problem solving.
MOE Press Release....
July 26, 2011