The twin brothers in an interview on Rotana tv Image Credit: Screen grab

Dubai: Imad Al Amoudi, 12-year-old Saudi boy, came first in the World Intelligence Contest on Tuesday in Malaysia.

Imad was able to solve 200 mathematical problems in 8 minutes while his twin brother Moaz came second.

Speaking to an Arab newspaper, Imad said that he had not expected to win the contest. "Last year there were 5,000 contestants, and so this year I wondered how I could compete with such a large number of participants. I didn’t believe my capabilities could be compared to theirs.”

Imad Al Amoudi won the first place in the "UCMAS International Competition", where he competed against 9,000 other children from 83 other countries.

The twin brothers live in Makkah and attend Sheikh Abdullah Khayat Intermediate School. They competed in the 23rd UCMAS Abacus and Mental Arithmetic International Competition, held at the International Islamic University in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.