|Eight Vietnamese students won medals at the fifth International Olympiad of Metropolises. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — All eight Vietnamese students from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted won medals, including five gold, one silver, and two bronze, at the fifth International Olympiad of Metropolises (IOM).
The competition, organised by the Mayor of Moscow, was held from December 16 – 22 online due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gold medals went to Nguyễn Hoàng Nam and Trần Quang Vinh in Physics, Nguyễn Duy Anh and Nguyễn Lê Thảo Anh in Chemistry, and Đỗ Bách Khoa in Mathematics.
The silver medal went to Nguyễn Đức Anh in Mathematics, while two bronze medals were won by Nguyễn Gia Bảo and Nguyễn Anh Quân in Informatics.
The Vietnamese team won the silver cup and ranked in the Top 5 best cities in the category of blitz-contest.
The Olympiad of Metropolises is an international team competition, which is held in Moscow every year at the initiative of the Mayor of Russia’s capital city. Its participants are 14-18 year old students, who live in the biggest metropolises of the world.
The first Olympiad took place in 2016, drawing the participation of 173 students from 22 cities.
A team of eight participants represents each city. They are to show their knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics and informatics. The competition consists of a blitz-contest and two main rounds.
Last year, Việt Nam achieved impressive results in their first time participation in the fourth Olympiad of Metropolises, bagging three gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. — VNS