Keean Tang wins gold for PH in Junior Math Olympiad

January 20, 2022

Ateneo de Manila Senior High School mathlete Keean Tang (12-Sullivan) won a gold award for the Philippines at the International Junior Math Olympiad (IJMO), which was held online on December 4, 2021. He competed in the grade 11/12 division.

Keean Tang

The IJMO attracted young math and science students from Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Only Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) and American Mathematics Olympiad (AMO) gold and silver awardees from participating countries are eligible to join the IJMO, which aims to provide an Asian platform for students to interact and compete against worthy opponents. IJMO also empowers students with deep conceptual understanding and logical thinking skills beyond their grade level, allowing them to better apply much higher-level logical and analytical skills to solve challenging Math Olympiad problems.