Youngsters from Vapi, Gujarat score big in the World Memory and Mental Arithmetic Olympics. Wizards of Vapi rule maths Olympiad VAPI: When everyone was rejoicing over India's best ever performance in Olympics at London in August, a group of seven children in Vapi were burning the midnight oil, preparing for another global meet - the World Memory and Mental Arithmetic Olympics. Some had even bunked school for a couple of months and slept just four hours daily. Their efforts have paid off. Thanks to the Spectacular Seven, India has for the first time bagged 32 out of the 42 medals at the Olympics in Turkey's Antalya city recently. There were 89 finalists from 20 countries, selected for Memoriad held every four years, just after the Olympic Games. Granth Thakkar, 11, a student of Asha Dham School in Vapi, was the pick of the pack pocketing eight medals. This son of a municipality clerk shocked everyone when he bagged gold in the world's fastest number game 'Flash Anzan'. The challenge is to add up 15 numbers, flashing so quickly on a giant screen that one can barely see them. Granth won gold in the kids' category and silver in the adults' category. "Flash Anzan is the forte of the Japanese, who invented this imaginary abacus. Even they were taken aback seeing Granth's performance," said Peter Norohna, who trained these students with his daughter Gwendolen, who runs a mental training academy in Vapi. Yash Desai was awarded the youngest human calculator of the world for the speed at which he did mental additions. "We noticed that these children had great aptitude for maths and memorizing skills and decided to train them systematically," said Noronha, a school teacher who trained the kids voluntarily. Other Vapi children who showed their mental prowess were Yash Desai, Rhea Shah, Mohit Gaikwad, Mayank Jain, Ayush Jain and Akshita Shah. So shocked were the Japanese by the results that they prepared a documentary on Granth. It was released by Tokyo Broadcasting Company on January 1 in Japan. The Olympiad organizers have listed Yash's IQ at a very high 138.71. The other six are not far behind.