Olympian power all about brains

Central Station | 26 Jul 2021

It's obvious the pandemic did not do too much to distract 10 Hong Kong students from seven schools aiming high in international competitions based on physics and mathematics for they achieved excellent results in both.

Like in many international competitions the organizers have an Olympian tag in the titles and give out medals, though these efforts require more brainpower than brawn and physical disciplines.

Hong Kong achieved the best results for some years in the 51st International Physics Olympiad, featuring 370 competitors from 76 countries or regions and hosted by Lithuania. The five scooped three gold and two silver medals.

The 62nd International Mathematical Olympia, with 618 students from 107 countries and regions and organized by Russia, netted one gold, three silver and one bronze medal for the other Hong Kong five.

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung congratulated the students for their show of talent in physics and mathematics and problem-solving skills and creativity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - areas the administration and teachers are prioritizing.

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