Peru: Young 11 years old boy to represent Peru in Mathematical Olympiad

Isabel Guerra

Raul Chavez Sarmiento, a young 11 years old Peruvian boy, will be the youngest kid participating in the 50th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO 2009) to be held in Bremen, Germany, from July 10 to July 22 this year.

The student, who lives in the northern Limean district of Comas and attends Bertolt Bretch school, competed against 80 young students to qualify for this, against other five Peruvian students between 16 and 17 years of age.

This is the second time in 22 years that a 11-year-old kid has participates in an International Mathematical Olympiad. The IMO 2009 intends to discover, encourage and challenge mathematically gifted young people in all countries.

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