By Le Grande Dolino

Grade 8 PSHSSMC student Franz Achilles Lindayag won champion in the Secondary 2 category of the Thailand International Mathematical Olympiad (TIMO) held online last April 3, 2021.

This year's TIMO was joined by participants from 18 countries across five continents. Franz also won Gold for the individual awards in the same competition and ranked top scorer for the Philippines.

Franz frequently participates in local and international mathematics competitions.

"I could hardly believe it. I have vied for this title for three years now and finally, my hardship and perseverance paid off," Franz said in a written comment.

Franz recently won silver in the Guangdong Hong Kong Macau Greater Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad held last March.

Upon becoming champion in TIMO, Franz encouraged other students and math enthusiasts to continue doing their best.

"Keep on believing in yourself. Eventually, like me, you will reach your star. Cheers to all! We did it! Philippines conquered the world!" Franz shared.

TIMO is organized by the Olympiad Champion Education Centre (OCEC).