Vietnam wins gold at international astronomy Olympiad for first time

Monday, 2018-11-12 11:06:16
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The Vietnamese team participating in the IOAA 2018 in Beijing (Photo: Huu Hung/Nhan Dan Online)
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NDO – The Vietnamese team won one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) which recently concluded in Beijing, China, on November 11.

This is the third time that Vietnam has participated in the annual competition for high school students and the first time that Vietnam has secured a gold medal at the Olympiad.

Tran Xuan Tung, a 12th grader, bagged the gold medal and Ho Phi Dung, an 11th grader, won the silver medal while the bronze medals went to Le Tran Dao and Nguyen To Vinh Huy. All the team members are from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted.

With this achievement, the Vietnamese team ranked 10th among 38 countries participating in the competition.

The 12th IOAA 2018 attracted the participation of 46 teams from 38 countries worldwide.

Following the competition, the Vietnamese team was received by Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi on the afternoon of November 11.

The diplomat congratulated the Vietnamese team and spoke highly of their achievement, adding that the outstanding results will contribute to promoting the student’s fondness of learning and the development of national education.