A seventeen year old teenager from Horizon International School, Johannesburg, South Africa, Kgaogel Bopape, made his fatherland proud with his performance in the 2020 Mathematics Olympiad.
Bopape, became the first African learner to secure a third place finish at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).
His magnificent performance got the attention of people across the globe, who have sent their congratulatory messages, extolling his virtues.
The seventeen year old, a grade 2 pupil, hails from Soweto, represented South Africa in the competition, and manage to obtain the bronze medal at IMO.
The Olympiad was to be hosted in Russia this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, young Mathematics brains across the globe, had to participate in it virtually.
Horizon International School in their face book page, released a post, and it reads:
“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.” It should be noted that 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.”
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