Felipe Abella, a computer science student at Federal University of Campina Grande, won a gold medal at IOI 2011 in Thailand. This is the best result ever for a Brazilian student in this prestigious event. He scored 598 out of 600 points (link: http://sc1.ioi2011.net/contest/).
Previously, he won a silver medal at IOI 2009 and 2010. He also won gold medal on the category in the Brazilian Olympiad in Informatics (OBI) in 2009, 2010 and 2011. This is the most important nationwide programming competition for high-school students.
Congratulations and success to Felipe Abella!!!