Vietnam won four golds at 19th Asian Physics Olympiad

The Vietnam team with eight members  won 4 golds, 2 silvers, and 2 bronzes at the 19th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO 2018), organized in Hanoi University of Science and Technology last week.

Medal winners of the APhO 2018

Medal winners of the APhO 2018

The four gold medals were awarded to Tran Duc Huy, a 12th grader from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School in Hanoi; Nguyen Ngoc Long, a 12th grader from Lam Son High School for the Gifted in the central province of Thanh Hoa; Nguyen Van Thanh Loi, a 12th grader from Quang Trung High School for the Gifted in the southern province of Binh Phuoc; and Trinh Duy Hieu, an 11th grader from Bac Giang High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Bac Giang.

The two silvers were given to Nguyen Xuan Tan, an 11th grader from the Natural Science High School for the Gifted, a member of Hanoi National University; and Nguyen Van Duy, a 12th grader from the High School of Hanoi University of Education.

The two bronzes were Le Cao Anh, a 12th grader from Lam Son High School for the Gifted in Thanh Hoa Province; and Le Ky Nam, a 12th grader from Ha Long High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Tran Duc Huy, one of the gold medalists also received the title ‘Host contestant with highest score’.

The organization board of the APhO 2018 granted a total of 33 golds, 13 silvers, 24 bronzes, and 9 special awards for individuals who had excellent results in the examination.

The 19th Asian Physics Olympiad was held in Vietnam from May 5 – 12 with the participation of 185 contestants from 25 nations and regions, 100 of whom won a prize (accounting for 54.05 percent).

The Vietnam team was one of the nine countries winning gold medals (along with China, Russia, Taiwan, Rumania, India, Singapore, Kazakhstan, and Hong Kong).

The exam questions were prepared by physicists and teachers from Vietnam.

The Ministry of Education and Training affirmed that this result showed the quality of high school education in Vietnam in general and the quality of the task to nurture talented students in particular.
The Ministry will select the most prominent among these eight winners to take part in the Global Physics Olympiad 2018.

By PHAN THAO – Translated by Yen Nhi

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