|The Vietnamese delegation to the Olympiad. VNA photo|
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam took the lead at the first Abu Reikhan Beruniy International Chemistry Olympiad after all of its eight students won medals, including four golds and four silvers, announced the Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnam Chemistry Association.
The four golds were earned by Đỗ Phú Quốc from Quảng Nam Province’s Lê Thánh Tông High School for Gifted Students, Nguyễn Nguyên Hải and Lê Quang Trường from Nghệ An Province’s Phan Bội Châu High School for Gifted Students, and Nguyễn Hữu Tiến Hưng from Bắc Ninh Province’s High School for Gifted Students.
The silver medals went to Trương Bảo Ngọc from Bắc Ninh Province’s High School for Gifted Students, Hoàng Tiến Cường from Nam Định Province’s Lê Hồng Phong High School for Gifted Students, Trần Đức Anh from High School for Gifted Students of the University of Science under the Vietnam National University, Hà Nội, and Giáp Vũ Sơn Hà from Bắc Giang Province’s High School for Gifted Students.
The competition, designed for students under 18 years old, was organised by the Ministry of Preschool and School Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Khorezm region every two years starting from 2023.
In the first round, students undertook a theoretical examination consisting of seven tests within a 5-hour timeframe. In the second round, they engaged in a practical examination lasting three hours.
This year, the competition was held from June 11-17, with the participation of 15 countries. The Vietnamese delegation ranked above strong teams such as Russia, Uzbekistan, Brazil, India and Turkey. VNA/VNS