|Four students (holding flowers) bring home gold medals. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam ranked second in the International Chemistry Olympiad 2020, with all four students winning gold medals, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training.
This was the highest level the Vietnamese chemistry team has ever achieved in the history of the competition.
Among Vietnamese students, Lý Hải Đăng, a 12th grader from Trần Phú High School for Gifted Students in Hải Phòng City, scored the highest points and ranked fifth out of 231 contestants in the individuals’ ranking.
Nguyễn Hoàng Dương, a 11th grade student of High School for Gifted Students of Hà Nội University of Science, Việt Nam National University, ranked ninth.
Two other gold medal winners are Phạm Trung Quốc Anh, a 12th grader of Phan Bội Châu High School for Gifted Students in central Nghệ An Province; and Đàm Thị Minh Trang, a 12th grader from Lê Hồng Phong High School for Gifted Students in northern Nam Định Province.
The 52th International Chemistry Olympiad 2020 was held in Istanbul, Turkey in July. All candidates took the remote exam due to COVID-19.
This year 60 countries and territories participated in the contest. The number of participating nations has decreased by 20 due to the pandemic.
Last year, the Vietnamese team won two gold medals and two silver medals. One Vietnamese student scored maximum points in the practical exam and received ‘The most excellent student’ award. — VNS