Ateneo’s Jimbo Bernardo wins Gold, qualifies for finals of Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad in April 2020

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Young Math Wizard Jimbo Bernardo received a trophy and gold award for his performance in the Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO) Heat Round. Photo from ADMU Facebook.

Ateneo Junior High School mathlete Jimbo Bernardo is all set to compete in the final round of the Thailand International Mathematics Olympiad (TIMO) this coming April 2020 after winning a gold award in the contest’s 2019 Heat Round.

Ateneo social media reported that Jimbo Bernardo placed 1st runner-up among Philippine mathletes based on his Global Ranking in the Senior Secondary Group (Grades 10, 11 & 12), and his Local Ranking of #1 (where he’s tied with a Grade 11 student). Jimbo was also invited to deliver the Student’s Response during the TIMO awarding ceremony held at the University of the Philippines Statistics Building on January 12, 2020.

Bernardo, of Ateneo’s L10-Garnier, calculated his way to the qualifiers of the final round of TIMO to be held in Thailand. He will be joined by fellow qualifiers silver awardee Xavier Algenio of M7-Harcourt and Bronze awardee Diego Bernardo of M7-Goto.

The three Ateneans’ medal finishes at the 2019 TIMO held last October 20, 2019 at UP Institute of Civil Engineering Main Building, also contributed to TIMO-Philippines naming the Ateneo de Manila University as one of TIMO’s Top Five Schools.

Jimbo Bernardo was also named one of the 2019 Philippine Mathematical Olympiad’s (PMO) NCR’s 50 Brightest Mathletes in the junior high school and senior high school divisions.

Ateneo De Manila Junior High School posted a congratulatory message to the young Math Wizards on their Facebook page. Facebook user Marivi Collo also greeted the boys saying she’s proud of them: “Congratulations to all!!! 🤗👏👏👏👏You make us all proud of you boys!!! Keep it up!!!”

The 2019 TIMO resulted in Team Philippines receiving 39 gold medals, 41 silver, 57 bronze, and 28 merit citations. The country also received 1 second runner-up, 3 first runner-up, 1 champion, and 1 world star award.

Filipino math wizards from Philippine schools previously took home 30 medals and 12 merit awards from the 2016 Thailand International Mathematics Competition (TIMC).

Filipino math students also won two championship trophies, 3 runner up finishes, and brought home 6 golds, 7 silvers, and 11 bronze medals for individual members of the Philippine delegation at the 4th Malaysia International Mathematics Olympiad (MIMO) 2017. The Pinoy kids also bagged 3rd best performance in the Middle Primary Level Team Category.

A group of 23 elementary Filipino students made the Philippines proud by bagging a total of 23 medals from the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School (IMSO), held in Singapore from November 20 to 24, 2017.

Southville International School and Colleges’ 10th-grade student, Gwyneth Margaux “Gwyn” G. Tangog, became the first Filipino student to pass the Pre-College level (Kyu) examination of the Sugaku Kentei (SUKEN) World Mathematics Certification Program.

17-year-old Julian Yu calculated and debated his way to the top to win the World Mathematics Championships in Australia at the Trinity College, University of Melbourne.

Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad is an annual Mathematical Olympiad competition organised by the Thailand Mathematics Society. TIMO provides an opportunity for students with strong interests in Mathematics to participate in Mathematical Olympiad competition.

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