Vietnamese students triumph at regional, int’l Olympiads
Updated : Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:25 AM (GMT+0700)

Thisyear, all 38 students of seven teams who took part in regional andinternational Olympiads won medals, including 13 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronzemedals, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) said on October 15.

 
Vietnamese winners of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2018 - Source:VNA

This has been the highestresult of Vietnamese students over the years.

At the 19th AsianPhysics Olympiad that took place in Hanoi in May, the Vietnamese eight-memberdelegation winning four gold, two silver and two bronze medals. 

All seven Vietnamesestudents earned high achievements at the Asian Informatics Olympiad held inRussia, with one gold, four silver and two bronze medals. The Vietnamese teamfinished third overall, after China and Russia.

At the InternationalMathematical Olympiad in Romania, all six Vietnamese students claimed medals,including one gold, two silvers and three bronzes.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamesefive-member delegation brought home two gold, two silver and one bronze medalsat the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2018) held inPortugal from July 21 to 29 with the participation of 86 countries andterritories.

All Vietnamese studentstaking part in the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2018)earned one gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

Vietnam’s four-member teamto the 30th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2018) inJapan brought home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. With all fourstudents winning medals, the Vietnamese delegation ranked 2nd in theSoutheast Asian region and 12th among the attending countries.

At the International BiologyOlympiad in Iran, all four Vietnamese students won medals, including threegolds and a silver. Especially, Nguyen Phuong Thao from the Natural ScienceHigh School for Gifted Students under the Hanoi National University got a goldmedal and very impressively made the highest score out of 261 contestants.

In addition to Olympiads,the Vietnamese student delegation to the Intel International Science andEngineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2018 held in Pennsylvania, the US, wonencouraging results, with one third prize and one consolation prize.

The Ministry of Educationand Training attributed the high result to its active adjustment of thenational examinations for gifted high-school students, thorough preparationsfor the Olympiads and preferential policies for medal winners.

A ceremony to honour thestudents will be held by the ministry on October 19 evening in Hanoi.

Source:VNA

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