SA pupils rock international Maths Olympiad, best results in 15 years

SA pupils rock international Maths Olympiad, best results in 15 years

- A group of South African school pupils has made Mzansi proud

- They participated in an international Maths Olympiad in the UK

- The young boys achieved the best results the country has seen in 15 years

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Six South African high school pupils travelled to the United Kingdom for the 60th annual International Mathematical Olympiad and made Mzansi proud.

The team is currently travelling back from the International Maths Olympiad that was hosted in the city of Bath. They produced exceptional results, coming back with the best results in the last 15 years.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the World Championship Mathematics Competition for high school students and is held annually in a different country.

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SA pupils rock international Maths Olympiad, best results in 15 years

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According to Magdel van der Walt, mom to one of the boys, the IMO is seen as the largest, most strenuous and prestigious Olympiad in the world. This year was the 60th anniversary and more than a hundred countries participated.

The proud mother gushed about how the team won four bronze medals and two honourable mentions.

Speaking to, the proud mom said:

“What I especially love about this team is that it so beautifully represents our diverse cultures. Truly a rainbow nation and a very clever one at that!”

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The six young men who represented South Africa were Taariq Mowzer from Fairbain College in Cape Town, Emil van der Walt from Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck in Cape Town, Aaron Naidu from Eden College in Durban, Andi Qu from St John’s in Johannesburg, Adri Wessels from Curro Durbanville and Kgaogelo Bopape from Horizon International in Johannesburg.

Well done boys!

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