Vietnamese students register best ever science Olympiad performance

By Quynh Trang   December 13, 2018 | 09:20 am GMT+7
All six Vietnamese students participating in the International Junior Science Olympiad have won medals, the nation’s best performance thus far.

The 15th edition of the IJSO, which wrapped up Monday, saw Nguyen Manh Quan, Vu Quynh Chi, Nguyen Tran Mai Phuong and Nguyen Le Thao Anh win gold medals.

Tran Dinh Quan won two silvers while La Trieu Duong won one. All six are 10th graders of the Hanoi Amsterdam High School for Gifted.

The group of Anh, Chi and Duong also bagged a gold medal in the practice category.

This is the best achievement of Vietnamese students at the Olympiad since they first joined the event nine years ago, earning them a bronze in the contest.

The team gold medal was won by Taiwan and silver Thailand.

IJSO is an annual physics, chemistry and biology competition for 15-year-old students. The contestants are required to flexibly apply basic scientific knowledge to tackle a multiple choice examination, a theoretical examination and an experimental examination.

Themed "Discovery, Innovation and Environment," this year’s contest was held in Botswana from December 2-10, and attracted 276 students from 44 countries and territories.

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