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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:02 GMT

Saudi Twins Rank Top of World Intelligence Contest

Science & Technology

Sally ElShorbagy

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 20:51 GMT

A Saudi child, just 12 years old, has ranked first in the World Intelligence Contest in Malaysia on Tuesday November 5th.

According to media reports, Emad Al Amoudi won first place in the "UCMAS International Competition", where he beat 9000 children participating from 83 countries around the world. His twin brother Moaz came second.

Emad was able to solve 200 arithmetic problems in just 8 minutes, which the judges considered a great achievement.

"When I was notified of the date of the competition, I decided to intensify my training on solving arithmetic problems to make my country proud in this global competition," said Emad.

UCMAS is a special mental development program for children, designed to activate their mental potential in their lifetimes, and is designed to capitalise on the first 12 years of children's lives.


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