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1 gold, 2 bronzes in Int'l Informatics Olympiad

SYDNEY--Taiwan has won one gold and two bronze medals at the 25th International Olympiad in Informatics, held July 6-12 in Brisbane, Australia.

Huang Kai-chi, from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, grabbed the gold medal, while Chen Li and Huang Hsin-yuan, also students from the same school, earned the bronze medals. They were honored at the award presentation and closing ceremony of the annual competition on Friday.

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou, Vice President Wu Den-yih and Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling have sent congratulatory messages to the winners and the teachers who guided the students during the contest, held at the University of Queensland.

The 2013 International Olympiad in Informatics was attended by a total of 290 secondary school students from over 80 countries. Next year, the event will be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

According to the Taiwanese delegation, Huang, the gold medal winner, is a prodigy in mathematics and physics. He previously won a gold medal at the 2012 International Physics Olympiad held in Estonia.

The delegation is scheduled to return to Taiwan on July 18.

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