Taiwan wins three golds!


Submitted by Mindy Lee

Taiwanese students won three gold medals and one silver at this year’s International Biology Olympiad, which concluded in Denmark on Sunday. Taiwan’s medal haul ranked fifth overall in the event, behind China, the US, Singapore and South Korea. It ranked first at last year’s Biology Olympiad with four gold medals. This year, the gold medal winners were Lin Po-han (林柏翰) from National Chiayi Senior High School and Wu Meng-hsin (吳孟忻) and Lee Po-sheng (李柏陞) from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School. The silver medal winner was Hung Hsueh-yu (洪學宇) from National Tainan First Senior High School. Individually, Lin ranked eighth in the competition and Wu finished ninth. Because of their high finishes, the medal-winning students are to be eligible for university admission and awarded NT$200,000 and NT$100,000 in prize money for the gold and silver medals respectively, according to Ministry of Education rules.