All four Vietnamese students competing at the International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO) 2022 pocketed gold medals, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).
Four Vietnamese students win gold at International Chemistry Olympiad 2022: Xuan Hanh, Minh Tuan, Viet Phong, and Duc Minh (from left to right). Photo: MoET
The winners include Nguyen Viet Phong, 12th grader from Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in Ho Chi Minh City; Tran Duc Minh, 12th grader from Bien Hoa High School for the Gifted in Ha Nam Province; Phan Xuan Hanh, 12th grader from Ha Tinh High School for the Gifted in Ha Tinh Province; and Pham Nguyen Minh Tuan, 11th grader from the High School for the Gifted of Natural Sciences under the University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
This is the second time that all members of the Vietnamese team have won the gold medal at the competition, the first was in 2020. In 2021, four students won three gold and one silver medals.
ICHO 2022 competition, hosted by China, took place from July 8 to 18 with the participation of more than 326 contestants from 84 countries and territories. The Vietnamese team competed online.
This is the third consecutive year that the competition is held online due to Covid-19. Vietnam's preparations for the competition met the requirements of the Organizing Committee of ICHO 2022 and the Vietnamese team is highly appreciated by the organizers, MoET said, adding that the result also shows the progress of the Chemistry Olympiad team.
“This is a positive and effective change in the training of experimental subjects in general and Chemistry in particular in recent years. The results of the practice and experiment tests have shown that Vietnam is catching up with advanced countries in the world,” said the ministry.