|Vietnamese students at the International Mathematics and Science Olympiad held in Hangzhou, China. — Handout Photo|
HÀ NỘI — All 23 Vietnamese students taking part in the 15th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) brought home medals, the Hà Nội education department announced on Wednesday.
The team picked up eight gold, 10 silver and five bronze medals – which was touted as the highest achievement the country has ever made in this international competition.
This was the fourth time Việt Nam joined the event, with all 69 Vietnamese competitors in the past three years winning medals.
The four gold medals in mathematics this year went to Nguyễn Đình Kiên from Hồng Bàng Secondary School, Hải Phòng City, Trần Bảo Duy from Hà Nội’s Ngôi Sao Secondary School, and two students from Hà Nội – Amsterdamh High School for the Gifted, Ngô Chí Kiên and Trịnh Anh Minh.
Nguyễn Đình Kiên was also awarded with Best Theory prize in maths.
The four gold medals in science belonged to Nguyễn Nhật Minh and Phan Vũ Nguyên Khải -- both from the Hà Nội’s Ngôi Sao secondary school, Đinh Phạm Nguyên Hằng from Hà Nội-Amsterdam school, and Nghiêm Xuân Sơn from Nguyễn Trường Tộ Secondary School.
The students were expected to arrive home later on Thursday.
IMSO was an annual competition for students under 13 years old and this year’s event was hosted by China and from last Friday to Thursday.
The event attracted 400 students, arranged into 25 teams from 22 countries and territories.
Việt Nam is slated to organse IMSO next year. — VNS