Vietnamese student wins gold medal at International Olympiad
  • |, Thong Tan Xa | November 12, 2018 12:52 PM

A Vietnamese student has won a gold medal at the 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) which closed Sunday in China. 

The Vietnamese team with five students from Hanoi obtained four medals, including a gold.

The Vietnamese team win four medals at the 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Photo by Nhan Dan

The gold medal was achieved by 12th grader Tran Xuan Tung while 11th grader Ho Phi Dung bagged one silver medal. Le Tran Dao and Nguyen To Vinh Huy, 12th graders, won two bronze medals. All the four medal winners are from the Hanoi-based Amsterdam High School for The Gifted.

This is the third time Vietnam has participated in the competition and the result helped the Vietnamese team to secure the 10th place among 39 participating countries and territories including the US, Russia, the UK, China, Canada, Iran and India.

On November 11, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi received the team, congratulating them on their achievements

The IOAA is an annual event for highly performed high school students from all around the world. Established in Thailand 2006, it was initiated by five countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, China and Poland with the aim to proliferate Astronomy among high school students, to foster friendship among young astronomers at international level so as to build cooperation in the field of Astronomy in the future among the young scholars.

This year the IOAA was held in Beijing, China from November 3 to 11.

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