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Bangladeshi mathlete wins 1st gold medal in Int'l Maths Olympiad

  • Published at 11:04 pm July 12th, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:36 pm July 13th, 2018
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Members of the Bangladesh Math Olympiad team, currently participating in International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), taking place in Romania Courtesy

Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury, a student from Chittagong Cantonment English School and College, attained the glory for Bangladesh at the 59th IMO held in Romania.

For the first time ever, Bangladesh has secured a gold medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury, a student from Chittagong Cantonment English School and College, attained the glory for Bangladesh at the 59th IMO held in Romania.

Zawad scored 32 in total, solving four of the six arithmetic problems given.

Thanic Nur Sharmin, Joydip Saha and Tamzid Morshed Rubab, three other Bangladeshis who participated in the IMO, won bronze medals.


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Bangladesh was positioned at 42nd among the 111 participating countries.

The 59th ceremony of IMO was started on July 3, and winners were announced yesterday.

Bangladesh has appeared 13 times at the IMO, winning six silver and 19 bronze medals, as well as 25 honourable mentions.