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17-year-old Filipino Student Tops World Mathematics Championships
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17-year-old Filipino Student Tops World Mathematics Championships

A Filipino student bagged the top prize in the prestigious World Mathematics Championships held at the Trinity College, University of Melbourne in Australia.

Julian Yu, a 17-year-old student of British School of Manila represented the Philippines during the intense 5-day math competition. Yu defeated the world’s best student mathematicians in challenges that include debating, data mining and proof rounds.

Julian Yu (center), with Giles Jacobson (left), of the World Mathematics Championship, and Prof. Jan De Gier, University of Melbourne

. Image: Inquirer
Julian Yu (center), with Giles Jacobson (left), of the World Mathematics Championship, and Prof. Jan De Gier, University of Melbourne

. Image: Inquirer

“It was a great honor for me to represent the country and my school,” said Yu to Inquirer.

“This achievement would not be possible without the support and guidance of my family, the BSM faculty, and my teammates. I am happy that a good number of my fellow BSM students qualified for this year’s World Mathematics Championship, and I look forward to seeing them in future competitions.”

Yu at the 20th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad 2018. Image: The Summit Express
Yu at the 20th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad 2018. Image: The Summit Express

According to the The Summit Express, last January, Yu was recognized as one of the country’s “Top 21 young mathematicians” as he was chosen to become as finalist in the 20th Philippine Mathematical Omplyiad (PMO).

He was also awarded as the Senior Individual Champion at the South East Asia Mathematics Competition (SEAMC), the top international school competition in the region. Yu’s school, British School of Manila is proud of their back to back win as SEAMC’s overall champion.

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