Vietnam win five Olympic silver medals for physics
At the 40th Physics Olympiad in Mexico, among five Vietnamese winners, there were two 11th grade students. About biology, all of 3 female students won medals, one of whom got one silver medal.
The 40th International Physics Olympiad (IPho) was held in Mexico from July, 12 – 19 with the participation of 85 countries and territories.
The five students that won silver medals were Vu Hong Anh, a 12th grade student of Tran Phu Gifted School in Hai Phong city; Pham Thanh Long, a 12th grade student of Nguyen Trai Gifted School in Hai Duong province; Nguyen Phan Minh, a 12th student of Gifted School in Hochiminh city; Pham Van Quyen, an 11th student of Le Hong Phong Gifted School in Nam Dinh province and Nguyen Dinh Tung, an 11th student of Le Quy Don Gifted School Da Nang city.
At the 39th IPho, the host Vietnam had got four gold medals and one bronze medal. The 41th IPho will be held in Croatia in 2010
And at the 2009 Biology Olympiad (IBO 20) in Japan from July, 12 -19 with the participation of more than 56 countries and territories, Vietnamese team including four members got one silver medals and 3 bronze ones.
Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang, 12th grade student of University of Natural Sciences (a member of Vietnam National University – Hanoi) won silver while the other three students, Duong Thu Huong, 12th grade student of Tran Phu Gifted School in Hai Phong City , Le Thuy Duong, 12th grade student of Hanoi – Amsterdam Gifted School and Nguyen Thi Nhu Quynh, 12th grade student of Lam Son Gifted School in Thanh Hoa province brought home with bronze medals.
At the 19th IBO in Mumbai (India) in 2008, three Vietnamese students had won bronze medals. And at the 18th IBO, we had got one silver and one bronze medal and two commendations.