Local teen, 17, bags bronze medal at Maths Olympiad, makes history

Local teen, 17, bags bronze medal at Maths Olympiad, makes history

- Kgaogelo Bopape from Horizon International School in Johannesburg has made South Africa proud with his performance in the 2020 Maths Olympiad

- The 17-year-old Grade 12 pupil walked away with the bronze medal at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad

- Bopape became the first African learner to garner a third place at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

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Kgaogelo Bopape has flown South Africa's flag high. The Grade 12 pupil, who hails from Soweto, managed to obtain an amazing achievement. The 17-year-old Horizon International School pupil walked away with a bronze medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

The Olympiad was set to be hosted in Russia this year but because of the pandemic, young maths geniuses from around the world took part in it virtually.

Bopape not only managed to get a medal, he also made history. The young maths whizz became the first African to ever get a bronze medal at the IMO.

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Local teen, 17, bags bronze medal at Maths Olympiad, makes history

Kgaogelo Bopape from Soweto has become the country’s first black pupil to garner a bronze medal at the IMO. Photo: Horizon High Official, Inside Education / Facebook.
Source: Facebook

Taking to Facebook, Horizon International School gushed about Bopape's amazing achievement. The post read:

"Well done to our very own Kgaugelo Bopape on being the first African learner to receive a bronze medal at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad held in Russia. Thank you for making Horizon High School proud and South Africa."

Briefly.co.za previously reported Bopape was amongst six South African pupils who took part in the IMO this year. His performance at the Olympiad inspired South Africans and Bopape was applauded online.

Khensani Matsimbi commented:

"Congratulations Mr Bopape, you are a true inspiration to the country and other children, may God bless you more."

Yolandi Costa wrote:

"So proud! Super congratulations Kgaugelo! High five to Mr Akinci and the maths department."

Tlhaki Mohlaudi said:

"Well done Mr Bopape, I am so proud of you."

In other news, a young man recently took to Twitter with some pretty exciting news. In his post, @Tsebeleke shared that he just had a very successful lobola negotiations meeting. He captioned the post, "God blessed this day."

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@Tsebeleke also shared some cow emojis which helped bring the entire post into perspective, since cows were formerly used as the payment method during lobola negotiations. Along with the exciting news, he also included two beautiful pictures and his now stunning wife to be who was all dressed up in her traditional clothes.

Twitter users soon flocked to the comments section to wish the young many a happy, loving and successful marriage. Many of them could not believe the young man had found himself a wife, but also took the time to compliment her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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