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Hanoi’s 10th grader bags gold at Int’l Mathematical Olympiad 2020
Anh Kiet 12:50, 2020/09/28
This is the first time a 10th grader has clinched a gold medal for Vietnam at an International Mathematical Olympiad.

Hanoi’s Ngo Quy Dang, a 10th grader, has won a gold medal at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and ranked 4th in the competition, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

Dang is a student of the Specialized High School for Science under the Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi.

 The IMO team of Vietnam take a photo with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Training. Photo: MoET

This is the first time a 10th grader has clinched a gold medal for Vietnam at an IMO. Dang won 36/42 points.

Besides Dang, another gold medal went to Truong Tuan Nghia, an 11th grader from the same school.

The student who won silver medal is Nguyen Mac Nam Trung, a 12th grader from Gifted High School under VNU - Ho Chi Minh City.

The two bronze medal winners were Chu Thi Thanh (grade 12, Vinh Phuc High School) and Tran Nhat Minh (a 12th grade student, Le Hong Phong High School, Nam Dinh province).

Meanwhile, Dinh Vu Tung Lam, an 11th grade student of High School of Natural Sciences under VNU-Hanoi won the honorary award.

With such results, Vietnam's IMO team was ranked 17th out of 105 participating countries and territories.

According to the plan, IMO 2020 would take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After two months of postponement due to Covid-19, the event took place on September 21-22 online. The Vietnamese team competed at the University of Science, VNU-Hanoi.

At the 2019 IMO, six students in the Vietnamese delegation won two gold and four silver medals.

This year, China came in first with five gold medals and one silver medal. The orther top 10 of this year's IMO competition were Russia, USA, Korea, Thailand, Italy, Poland, Australia, the UK, and Brazil.

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