Brian Dela Cruz is TIMO’s 1st runner-up in Senior Secondary Division

December 02, 2020

Representing the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School mathlete Brian Dela Cruz of 12-Navarro won the 1st runner-up trophy and gold award in the Senior Secondary Group division of the Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO) Final. Schoolmates Nikki Chan (12-Oldcorne) and Troy Tabujara (12-Pantalia) each won silver awards, while Joshua Tornea (11-Wright) won a bronze award in the same division.  

The 14 countries which fielded a total of 1,464 contestants to the TIMO Final were Australia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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, allowing them to develop their own learning strategies in the future. The TIMO Final Round 2019-2020 was held online on September 27, while the online awarding ceremony was held on November 1, 2020.