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1st gold for Bangladesh in Int'l Maths Olympiad

Ahmed Zawad makes country proud

A young Bangladeshi has won gold medal in the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad, the first ever for the country in the competition.

Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury, from Cantonment English School and College in Chittagong, won the gold medal with a score of 32 out of 42, according to the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) website.

As a team, Bangladesh secured the 41st place among 107 countries with three bronze medals and two “honourable mentions”.

Tamzid Morshed Rubab, Joydeep Saha and Tahnik Noor Samin from Notre Dame College (NDC) in Dhaka won bronze medals while Rahul Saha from Dhaka College and Soumitra Das from Police Lines High School in Faridpur won honourable mention for the country in this year's competition.

A six-member Bangladesh team participated in the contest, which started on July 3 in Romania.

IMO is the world championship mathematics competition for high school students and is held annually in a different country.

The first IMO was held in 1959 in Romania, with seven countries participating. It has gradually expanded to over 100 countries from five continents.

This year, a total of 615 competitors from 116 countries participated in the competition.

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