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Taiwan wins 1 gold, 3 silvers at the Informatics Olympiad

TAIPEI--Taiwan won one gold medal and three silvers Saturday at the just-concluded 26th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), which was held for the first time in Taiwan.

Taiwan's performance this year marked an improvement from last year in Australia, when it garnered one gold and two bronze medals.

This year, the gold medal went to Chen Po-en, a student at the National Experimental High School at the Science-based Industrial Park in Hsinchu in northern Taiwan, who was also a gold medal winner at the 2012 International Mathematical Olympiad.

Chen, who suffers from leukemia, has recently completed a three year course of chemotherapy.

The three silver medals went to Chen Po-chang, a student at National Taichung First Senior High School, Wang Tzi-peng, a student at Kaohsiung Municipal Senior High School and Chou Yi, a student at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School.

This year, a total of 316 students from 82 countries took part in the IOI, an annual competition for secondary school students.

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