Việt Nam ranks 4th in 2022 Int’l Mathematical Olympiad, up 10 places

July, 15/2022 - 11:13
The 2022 International Mathematical Olympiad was held in-person in Oslo, Norway from July 6-16, after two years of online contests due to COVID-19

 

Six Vietnamese students at the 2022 International Mathematical Olympiad in Oslo, Norway. — Photo from the Ministry of Education and Training

HÀ NỘI — All six Vietnamese high-school students competing at the 2022 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) secured medals, with two golds, two silvers, and two bronzes.

The results placed Việt Nam in 4th position out of the 104 teams participating in the competition, behind China, the Republic of Korea, and the United States, up 10 places compared to 2021 results.

This year the IMO was held in person in Oslo, Norway, from July 6-16, after two years of online contests due to COVID-19.

The two gold medals belonged to 12th grader Ngô Quý Đăng and 11th grader Phạm Việt Hưng, both from the Hà Nội University of Science's High School for the Gifted under the Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội. Notably, Đăng got a perfect score of 42/42.

Nine others in the total of 589 contestants also got the perfect score, including six from China, one from Japan, one from Ukraine, and one from Afghanistan.

This has been the second time Đăng scored high in the IMO – in 2020, he was the first tenth grader from Việt Nam to participate in IMO and scored 36/42, fourth in the world.

The silver medalists were Phạm Hoàng Sơn from the High School for the Gifted under the Việt Nam National University, HCM City and Nguyễn Đại Dương from the Lam Sơn High School for the Gifted in the central province of Thanh Hoá. The two students are in the 12th grade.

The two bronze medals went to 12th graders Vũ Ngọc Bình and Hoàng Tiến Nguyên from the Vĩnh Phúc High School for Gifted Students in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc and Phan Bội Châu High School for Gifted Students in the central province of Nghệ An, respectively. They only fell one point short of the silver medal.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the achievements of the Vietnamese national team at this year's Olympiad continue to show the quality of general education in the country, even after three years of severe disruptions caused by COVID-19. At the same time, it shows the discovery and nurturing of excellent students is going in the right direction. — VNS

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