All six Vietnamese high school students competing in the 2019 International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) brought home medals, with two golds and four silvers.
|The Vietnamese team at the 2019 IMO|
The results placed Vietnam to the seventh position out of 110 teams participating in the 2019 IMO (the 60th of its kind).
The gold medals belonged to Nguyen Nguyen from the High School for the Gifted under the Ho Chi Minh City National University, and Nguyen Thuan Hung from Tran Phu High School for the Gifted in Hai Phong city.
The silver medalists are Vuong Tung Duong from Vinh Phuc High School for the Gifted; Phan Minh Duoc from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, Nguyen Kha Nhat Long from Natural Science High School for the Gifted under the Hanoi National University; and Vu Duc Vinh from Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted in Nghe An province.
This year, China and the US shared the top place at the competition.
Vietnam first participated in the IMO in 1974, becoming the first Asian country to compete in the contest. It ranked third three times in 1999, 2007 and 2017.
In 2004, the Vietnamese team achieved the highest result, bagging four gold and two silver medals.
Vietnam win golds at ASEAN student games
Vietnamese students and official at the ASEAN Schools Games in Indonesia. (Photo giaoducthoidai.vn)
Vietnamese students won their first golds at the ongoing ASEAN Schools Games in Indonesia on July 19.
Bui Thi Ngan won a gold in the girls’ 1,500m event and Le Tien Long in the boys’ 110m hurdle.
The Vietnamese team also won silvers by Nguyen Thi Linh in the girls’ 100m hurdle; Luu Duc Phuoc in the boys’ 1,500m and Pham Quynh Giang in the girls’ high jump.
Vietnam has sent a 103-strong team to the 11th Games, competing in six out of nine sports.
The annual tournament, opened on July 18, will finish on July 25.
At last year’s Games in Malaysia, Vietnam finished fifth with 13 golds. The Top three were Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, respectively.