All five Vietnamese students competing at the 53rd International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 2023 won medals, including two golds, two silvers, and one bronze, the Ministry of Education and Training announced on Sunday.
The two gold medals went to Nguyen Tuan Phong, a 12th-grade student at Bac Ninh High School for Gifted Students in northern Bac Ninh Province, and Vo Hoang Hai, an 11th grader at High School for Gifted Students in Natural Sciences, of the University of Science under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi.
Two other students, both 12th graders, Nguyen Tuan Duong from Tran Phu High School for Gifted Students in northern Hai Phong City and Le Viet Hoang Anh from Lam Son High School for Gifted Students in Thanh Hoa Province, won the silver medals.
The bronze medal was presented to Phan The Manh, another 12th grader at Bac Ninh High School for Gifted Students.
After a year of postponement and two years of being held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IPhO 2023 took place physically at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan, from July 10 to 17.
This year’s contest recorded the highest-ever number of contestants, with 398 students from 84 countries and territories.
With all its five members winning medals, the Vietnamese team was named in the group of countries leading the competition.
The awards and closing ceremony of IPhO 2023 was conducted on Monday at the aforementioned center.
At the IPhO 2022, the Vietnamese team also sent five contestants and won three golds, one silver, and one bronze, ranking fifth among 75 countries and territories.