Philippines, the only Southeast Asian country-participant hauled in a total of eleven award certificates courtesy of the smart and savvy math wizards who achieved excellent and incredible results in the 8th European Mathematical Cup.
The result which was withheld for quite sometimes due to the global pandemic highlighted the brilliant performance of the Filipino mathletes who won one 1st place, two 2nd place and eight 3rd place awards in the junior and senior divisions.
Daryll Carlsten Ko (St. Stephen’s High School) made a clean sweep, reaping the first place award in the junior division. Winning second place in the same division were Sarji Elijah Bona (Palawan Hope Christian School0 and Stephen James Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School).
The team Philippine extended its winning streak to six more awards securing their 3rd place. The following were the third placers, still in the junior division: Rickson Caleb Tan (MGC New Life Christian Academy); Filbert Ephraim Wu (Victory Christian International School); Alvann Walter Paredes Dy (Saint Jude Catholic School); Enzo Rafael Chan (Bayanihan Institute); Armea Helena Sien Dimayacyac (Philippine Science High School - Main Campus) and Kristen Steffi Teh (Grace Christian College).
In addition, two more math wizards won 3rd place awards in the senior division; they were Immanuel Josiah Balete (Saint Stephen's High School) and Bryce Ainsley Sanchez (Grade Christian College).
The European Mathematical Cup (abbr: EMC) is a high school competition organized by the Croatian Association Young Gifted Mathematicians Marin Getaldić.
This year, the European Mathematical Cup held online was participated in by more than a thousand young mathematicians from these 24 countries Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and USA.