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Gujarat girl wins mental maths world cup

July 02, 2010 15:30 IST

An eleven-year-old girl from Surat, Gujarat has set a world record by winning the Mental Mathematical Calculation World Cup 2010 held in Germany.

Priyanshi Somani was the overall winner for the fastest calculations and was awarded a medal and a trophy with a certificate.

The competition was held from June 5 to 7 in Germany.

Priyanshi, who is the youngest contestant in the event, won the competition and managed to make difficult calculations faster than the calculator.

"I was very happy when I came to know that I won the competition and it was a wonderful experience to be in the competition," said Priyanshi.

Around 37 contestants from 16 countries across the world participated.

The competition had different categories of exams like addition, subtraction, multiplication, extraction of square roots and even calculating the day of the week for a given date.

"I am very proud that at eleven she has won the competition. It is a very big achievement for her to be in the competition with such big mathematicians from all over the world and her representing India. I am happy that she has won the contest," said Anju Somani, Priyanshi's mother.

Priyanshi was followed by Spaniards Marc Jornet Sanz (16) and Alberto Coto (40) at second and third position.

Source: ANI