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Hanoi student bags gold medal at Int'l Math-Science Olympiad

The International Mathematics and Science Olympiad is an annual competition for students under the age of 13 worldwide to promote their interest in mathematics and science.

Hanoi students bagged two gold medals at the 17th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO 2021), the Hanoi’s Department of Education and Training announced at the closing ceremony in Hanoi on January 24.

 Candidates in the science team. Photo: Trung Kien

Nguyen Tung Lam from Giang Vo Secondary School in Hanoi and Ha Manh Hung from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School were named at the closing ceremony after winning a gold medal each in mathematics.

Vietnamese students won ten silver and eight bronze medals in both mathematics and science. All the medal winners, 20 out of 24 contestants, were secondary school students in Hanoi.

The 17th IMSO was hosted online by Indonesia between January 21 and 24. Participants ftook the tests in their own countries within a specific time frame due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The contest was broadcast live.

In Hanoi, the Giang Vo Secondary School was chosen as the venue for the competition.

The 16th IMSO was hosted in Hanoi for the first time and the home team won 15 gold, 14 silver and seven bronze medals.

The event is an annual competition for students under the age of 13 worldwide to promote their interest in mathematics and science.

Besides, the IMSO aims to create an academic environment for students, encourage renovation and development in researching and studying and create cooperative networks in teaching-learning of mathematics and science among world educational organizations.

The contest was first organized in Indonesia in 2003.