The Vietnamese team of six high school students won three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Cape Town, South Africa from July 3 to 13.
The news was announced on Saturday by the exam department under the Ministry of Education and Training.
Three gold medalists include Tran Hong Quan from Thai Binh High School in northern Thai Binh Province, Pham Tuan Huy from the special high school math training class of the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, and Nguyen The Hoan from the special high school math training class of the Vietnam National University – Hanoi.
Vuong Nguyen Thuy Dung from Le Quy Don High School in central Da Nang City and Ho Quoc Dang Hung from the special high school math training class of the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City grabbed two silver medals.
The bronze medal went to Nguyen Huy Tung from Tran Phu High School in northern Hai Phong City.
This is the second gold medal Huy has won from the IMO contest. Last year when he was an eleventh grader, he bagged a gold medal at the 2013 IMO organized in Colombia.
The 2014 IMO competition had the participation of 560 students from 101 countries and territories, who competed for 49 gold, 113 silver, and 133 bronze medals.
With the total points of 157 from the six medals, the Vietnamese team ranked 10th in the table after China, the U.S., Taiwan, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, South Korea, Singapore, and Canada.
At the two previous IMO contests in 2013 and 2012, Vietnam stood at the 7th and 9th places, respectively.