Seven-year-old becomes Oman’s youngest Olympiad winner

SourceTimes of Oman

Muscat: A seven-year-old boy is 'over the moon' and 'on cloud nine' after becoming Oman's youngest winner of the International General Knowledge Olympiad, a quiz in which thousands of students participate from all across the world. Reyaansh Bhasin, a grade three student from Indian School Al Ghubra (International) recently brought home an international gold medal, a certificate of merit, as well as a cash prize for his outstanding achievements. But his success at this event was not accomplished overnight. "In my home, we really enjoy playing quizzes and testing each other's knowledge," he told Times of Oman.

"My parents created a very nice atmosphere at home to encourage learning. To answer my curiosities, they've bought me a lot of books whenever I have asked them for some. They are the reason I was able to win this Olympiad: it would not have been possible without their support." Reyaansh's gift in recognition of his success is one that will more...