Four Filipino math wizards gave a flawless performance, a feat believed to be highly unusual, if not unprecedented since the Philippines had participated in the 2nd round of the International Mathematics Assessment for School (IMAS).
Though clinging to the popular adage, "nobody is perfect", yet these mathletes to receive a gold medal each believe that "practice makes perfect" an attitude which makes them obtain the perfect score. MTG Philippines gives a standing ovation to Christopher James C. Yap, Grade 8, St. John's Institute- Bacolod; Erich A. Paredes, Grade 8, Chinese International School Manila; Stephen James Ty, Grade 11, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School; and Gonzales, Andres Rico III, Grade 12, De La Salle University Integrated School. Other recipients of gold medal for obtaining few points from the perfect score were Matt Justin Sy, Grade 4, Saint Jude Catholic School; Shaun Lawrence T. Poh Leung, Grade 4, St. Stephen's High School; Sean Yap Jang, Grade 6, Elizabeth Seton School-South; and Jerome Austin Te, Grade 6, Jubilee Christian Academy.
The Philippines also garnered seven silver medals courtesy of Reilyn Abbigayle So, Grade 4, and Ellison Matthew Ang, Grade 5 from Saint Jude Catholic School; Jaden Nathan Hernandez, Grade 4, St. Stephen's High School; Paul Vincent Leandrei L. Navarro, Grade 4, Stonyhurst Southville International School- Batangas City Campus; Kody G. Briones, Grade 6, Emmanuel Christian School; Kristner Sheyn Saludo, Grade 6, Southville International School and Colleges; and Mohammad Nur G. Casib, Grade 10, Philippine Science High School - Central Mindanao Campus.
Winning bronze medals for the country were Robert Henrik D. Uy, Grade 3, St John's Institute- Bacolod; Samuel Leonardo Jr. Zantua, Grade 4, Notre Dame of Greater Manila; Kyle Lato, Grade 4, Xavier School San Juan; Ian Gabriel T. Hong, Grade 6, PACE Academy; Felinwright Ninokyle Mesias, Grade 6, Salaman Central Elementary School; John David F. Magnaye, Grade 8, Philippine Science High School - Main Campus; Rickson Caleb Tan, Grade 9, MGC New Life Christian Academy; Sarji Elijah Bona, Grade 10, Palawan Hope Christian School; and Fedrick Lance R. Lim, Grade 12, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School.
This year’s IMAS drew more than 25,000 participants from Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Fiji, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.