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Secondary elites show gift for winning in olympiads

Secondary elites show gift for winning in olympiads

SAR secondary students won one gold, seven silvers and two bronzes in this year's International Mathematical and the International Physics olympiads.
Due to the pandemic, the two teams participated online.

The IMO 2022, hosted by Norway, was held from July 6 to 16, with 589 students from 104 countries or regions taking part.

The IMO team of six included gold medallist Chu Cheuk-hei from St Paul's Co-educational College, silver medalists Hsieh Chong-ho from Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School, Yau Ching-yan from Ying Wa College and Yiu Chun-hei from SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School, and bronze winner Lai Wai-lok from St Paul's, and Cheng Nick-hang from Diocesan Boys' School, who got an honorable mention.

The physics olympiad, held in Switzerland from July 10 to 17, saw 366 students from 76 countries or regions competing, with the SAR team winning four silver medals and one bronze medal.

The silver winners were Chan Tsz-chun from International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School, Cheng Yat-long from Raimondi College, Cheung Man-yin from Queen's College and Lam Chung-wang from St Paul's. Kwok Ching-yeung from Sheng Kung Hui Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School won a bronze.

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin congratulated the teams.

The administration has injected HK$1.6 billion into the Gifted Education Fund to support the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, she said.

From the 2019/20 year onwards, she said, the fund has supported 31 off-school advanced learning programs, helping gifted primary and secondary students, to fully develop their potential through challenging learning activities.

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