Xavier Algenio wins gold for PH in Int’l Math Olympiad

May 20, 2021

Representing the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Junior High School mathletes Xavier Algenio (Montserrat/8-Isore) and Lance Abarquez (La Storta/8-Delgado) won the gold and silver award, respectively, in the 2021 Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO) Final, which was held online using the EKLAVVYA platform on April 3, 2021. Both Xavier and Lance competed in the secondary 2 division.   

The TIMO is among the most respected competitions in the world. Unlike other Mathematical Olympiads, TIMO provides its contestants with an evaluation report that shows their strengths and weaknesses in such topics as Logical Thinking, Algebra, Number Theory, Geometry and Combinatorics, thus allowing them to develop their own learning strategies in the future.

This year’s participating countries were Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The medalists were feted during the virtual awarding ceremony which was posted on the Olympiad Champion YouTube channel on May 16, 2021.