Vietnamese student wins gold at Asian Physics Olympiad

Monday, 2017-05-08 10:41:52
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The Vietnamese team at the Asian Physics Olympiad.(Photo: Ministry of Education and Training)
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NDO—Dinh Anh Dung, a 12th grader from the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for Gifted Students, won a gold medal at the 18th Asian Physics Olympiad in Russia.

According to the Department of Educational Testing and Accreditation under the Ministry of Education and Training, the eight-member Vietnamese team to the event also walked away with three silvers and three consolation prizes.

The three silver prize winners were Nguyen The Quynh, Ta Ba Dung and Tran Huu Binh Minh, all of them 12th graders from Vo Nguyen Giap High School for the Gifted in Quang Binh Province, the High School for Gifted Students at the University for Natural Science under the Hanoi National University, and the Phan Boi Chau High School in Nghe An Province, respectively.

Vietnam was among the seven teams to win gold at this year’s competition, together with China, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Taiwan (China).

The Vietnamese team earned three silver, three bronzes and two consolation prizes at last year’s event.

The competition, taking place from May 1 to 9 in Yakutsk, drew the participation of around 150 students from 22 countries and territories around the world. They competed in two stages of answer theoretical questions and practice.

The Asian Physics Olympiads began in 2000. It is currently the premier physics competition for pre-university students from Asian countries. It aims to build a network among leaders for further collaborative projects in physics education, such as creating physics competitions in their own countries, and to encourage Asian countries to participate in other international physics competitions.