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17-Year-Old South African Teen Becomes The First African To Win A Bronze Medal At Maths Olympiad


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).

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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.

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

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.” 

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.”


Written by How Africa News

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