Vietnamese students win gold medals at 2023 International Chemistry Olympiad
Four Vietnamese students won three gold medals and one silver medal at the 2023 International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), announced by the Ministry of Education and Training.
The gold medals went to Dinh Cao Son, a 12th grader from Ha Tinh High School for the Gifted, Ha Tinh Province; Nguyen Kim Giang, a 12th grader from Bac Ninh High School for the Gifted, Bac Ninh Province; and Nguyen Manh Khoi, a 12th grader from High School for the Gifted of Natural Sciences of the University of Natural Sciences, under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Mai Van Duc, a 12th grader from Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted in Nghe An Province secured the silver medal.
The IChO 2023 was hosted by Switzerland. After three years of taking place online, the 55th exam was held in person from July 16-25, with the participation of 348 candidates, from 89 countries and territories.
This year, the Vietnamese delegation continued to maintain its position among the leading teams at the IChO competition, ranking third in terms of gold medals. In addition, two Vietnamese students were among the top 10 candidates with the highest scores.
The Ministry of Education and Training assessed that the outstanding performances of the Vietnamese team at the IChO 2023, continue to affirm the quality of spearheading general education and the right direction, in the work of detecting and nurturing talented students.