Vietnam Wins 8 Medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Uzbekistan

Hundreds of teenagers aged 15-18 participated in the Abu Reikhan Beruniy International Chemistry Olympiad, which included both a written and a practical laboratory round to test their knowledge and assess their potential.

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The inaugural International Chemistry Olympiad, named after the renowned scholar Abu Rayhan Beruni, concluded in Khiva, Uzbekistan. The event was incredibly successful, showcasing the talent and skill of young chemists from around the world.

The event showcased the knowledge and skills of a talented young generation in the field of chemistry.

The Vietnamese delegation to the Olympiad. Photo: VNA
The Vietnamese delegation to the Olympiad. Photo: VNA

Vietnam emerged as the champion at the inaugural Abu Reikhan Beruniy International Chemistry Olympiad, with all eight of its participating students earning medals. The Vietnamese team secured an impressive haul, including four gold medals and four silver medals. The Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnam Chemistry Association made this announcement, as reported by VNA.

The four golds were earned by Do Phu Quoc from Quang Nam province’s Le Thanh Tong High School for Gifted Students, Nguyen Nguyen Hai and Le Quang Truong from Nghe An province’s Phan Boi Chau High School for Gifted Students, and Nguyen Huu Tien Hung from Bac Ninh province’s High School for Gifted Students.

The silver medals were awarded to Truong Bao Ngoc from Bac Ninh province’s High School for Gifted Students, Hoang Tien Cuong from Nam Dinh province’s Le Hong Phong High School for Gifted Students, Tran Duc Anh from High School for Gifted Students of the University of Science under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and Giap Vu Son Ha from Bac Giang province’s High School for Gifted Students.

The daughter of the President of Uzbekistan, Saida Mirziyoyeva, sent her congratulations to the participants and winners of the inaugural International Chemistry Olympiad.

Two Nghe An students won Gold Medals at the International Chemistry Olympiad Abu Reikhan Beruniy.
Two Nghe An students won Gold Medals at the Abu Reikhan Beruniy International Chemistry Olympiad. Source: Nghe An newspaper

The competition, which is specifically aimed at students under the age of 18, is organized every two years in the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan by the Ministry of Preschool and School Education. Starting in 2023, the event attracts a jury panel made up of respected academicians, professors, and experienced specialists from both Uzbekistan and abroad.

In the first round of the competition, students were required to complete a theoretical examination consisting of seven tests. These tests had to be completed within a 5-hour timeframe. In the second round, students were tasked with a practical examination. This examination lasted three hours.

This year, the competition was held from June 11-17, with the participation of 15 countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, India, Vietnam, Algeria, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Oman.

However, this year’s competition was particularly notable for its diverse range of participating countries. With representatives from countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan, India, Vietnam, Algeria, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Oman, it showcased a truly global participation. This international aspect not only added to the excitement, but also provided a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and cross-border collaboration.

The competition was a showcase of talent and skill, with participants from all over the world demonstrating their abilities in various disciplines. From thrilling displays of athleticism to breathtaking performances of artistry, the competition offered something for everyone. It was a true celebration of diversity and talent, with each country bringing its own unique flair to the event.

One of the highlights of the competition was the strong sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship among the participants. Despite the competitive nature of the event, the athletes and artists alike showed respect and support for one another, regardless of their nationality or background. This spirit of unity and mutual respect only added to the overall experience and left a lasting impression on all those involved.

Overall, this year’s competition was a resounding success. It not only showcased the immense talent and skill of the participants, but also highlighted the importance of international cooperation and cultural exchange. The event served as a powerful reminder of the universal language of sport and art, and the ability of individuals from all corners of the globe to come together and celebrate their shared passions.

The Vietnamese delegation achieved an impressive ranking, surpassing formidable teams including Russia, Uzbekistan, Brazil, India, and Turkey.

Hannah Nguyen