All eight Vietnamese students from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted have claimed medals, including five golds, one silver, and two bronzes, at the fifth International Olympiad of Metropolises (IOM).
All eight Vietnamese students from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted claim medals at the fifth International Olympiad of Metropolises (IOM). (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
The competition, organised by the Mayor of Moscow, was held from December 16 – 22 in an online format due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gold medals went to Nguyen Hoang Nam and Tran Quang Vinh in Physics, Nguyen Duy Anh and Nguyen Le Thao Anh in Chemistry, and Do Bach Khoa in Mathematics.
The silver medal went to Nguyen Duc Anh in Mathematics, while two bronze medals were carried off by Nguyen Gia Bao and Nguyen Anh Quan in Informatics.
Besides, the Vietnam team won the silver cup and ranks in 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, Vietnam achieved impressive results in their first time participation in the fourth Olympiad of Metropolises, bagging three golds, three silvers, and two bronzes./.VNA
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