Eight students representing Hong Kong achieved excellent results in the 21st Asian Physics Olympiad, which was held online from May 17 to 24, 2021. From left: Lam Chung-wang, Cheung Man-yin, Lennon Chan, Roland Cheung, Chan Tsz-chun, Gabriel Tong, Cheng Yat-long and Lau Sze-chun. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – A team of eight students representing China's Hong Kong achieved the best result in recent years in the just-finished 21st Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), winning two gold medals, two silver medals, two bronze medals and two honorable mentions.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, around 181 contestants from 22 places participated in the competition online from May 17 to 24.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, around 181 contestants from 22 places participated in the competition online from May 17 to 24
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Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Kevin Yeung Yun-hung on Monday congratulated the Hong Kong team on its outstanding performance.
Yeung believed the concerted efforts in Hong Kong to promote diversified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education helped unleash students' potential and foster a spirit to pursue truth and innovation.
The Education Bureau set up the Gifted Education Fund in 2016 and has so far injected HK$1.6 billion (about US$206 million) into it, he said, adding that 17 off-school advanced learning programs received support from the fund over the past two school years.
The APhO is a yearly event that aims to promote physics education as well as nurture and inspire talented students.
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