The Vietnamese team takes a group photo at the 2019 international math competition in South Africa. — Photo courtesy of Hà Nội-Amsterdam School.
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese team has reached the top five of the 2019 international math competition in South Africa picking up with two champion cups, four gold medals and five silver medals.
The competition took place between August 1 and 8 in Durban City. The annual competition attracted students from 40 countries and territories worldwide.
Việt Nam sent 15 gifted students from Hà Nội-based Hà Nội-Amsterdam School to compete in the under 14 category and the 14 to 17 year old competition.
In the individual contest, the team won four gold and five silver medals, and one consolidation prize. In the team contest, they won two champion cups, one first and two second prizes.
Đỗ Hoàng Quốc Bảo, a 9th grader who won a gold medal in the individual contest, said this year’s exam was different to previous years, requiring the candidates to use creativity and analysis skills to complete the contest.
This was the fourth time Bảo has joined the competition.
Việt Nam has been participating in the competition since 2011. — VNS