13 May 2019

Monday 13 May 2019

After stellar performances in a series of competitions, this King's student is going international. 

Johnathan Leung


The New Zealand Mathematical Olympiad Committee has recently announced a team of six to represent New Zealand at the 2019 International Mathematical Olympiad.

King’s talented mathematician Johnathan Leung (Year 12, Major) has made it into the national team for the second year in a row, and will travel to the United Kingdom in July.

In the past few months, Johnathan, along with other 11 training squad members took part in a series of competitions: the British Mathematical Olympiad, two Australian Mathematical Olympiads and the Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad. Johnathan achieved a stunning perfect score in the Australian Mathematical Olympiads, winning a gold medal. The team was selected based on their performances in the above competitions.

Being selected as one of the top six of the country is a testament to Johnathan’s superb effort, says Deputy Head of Mathematics May Meng. "He has a determined approach while solving challenging problems; he also values the importance of understanding and creativity, which are keys to his success," she says. 

King’s College has established a reputation of fostering mathematical talents in participating high-level competitions. We have had a number of students represent NZ in the IMOs with some of them winning medals. 

Good luck, Johnathan!