Vietnam wins four gold medals, ranks third at IMO 2017

Saturday, 2017-07-22 09:44:35
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The six Vietnamese contestants at the IMO 2017
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NDO - Vietnam has won four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal at the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2017, the highest ever achievement to be recorded over 43 years of Vietnam's participation in the IMO, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

The four gold medals went to 12th graders, Hoang Huu Quoc Huy, from Le Quy Don High School for the Gifted in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province; Le Quang Dung, from Lam Son High School for the Gifted in Thanh Hoa province; Nguyen Canh Hoang, from Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted in Nghe An province; and Phan NhatDuy, from Ha Tinh High School for the Gifted in Ha Tinh province.

The silver medal was won by Pham Nam Khanh, an 11th-grade student from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted in Hanoi and the bronze medal was won by Do Van Quyet, a 12th-grade student from VinhPhuc High School for Gifted in VinhPhuc province.

In particular, Hoang Huu Quoc Huy was one among three gold medal winners achieving 35 points.

With a total of 155 points, Vietnam ranked 3rd among 112 countries attending this year's Olympiad after the Republic of Korea (170 points) and China (159 points).

The US and Iran came in fourth and fifth place.

The IMO 2017 is taking place in Brazil from July 12-23 with the participation of 615 contestants from 112 countries and territories.