2023 Asia-Pacific Physics Olympiad Sees Outstanding Performance from Vietnamese Students

Yesterday, the 23rd Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) came to a successful close in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 195 students from 27 countries of the Asia-Pacific region had gathered to compete in the event, which was organized under the patronage of the President of Mongolia. The results of the APhO were summed up and declared yesterday.

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(From left) Nguyen Minh Tai Loc; Le Viet Hoang Anh; Nguyen Tuan Duong; Than The Cong; Nguyen Tuan Phong; Phan The Manh; Vo Hoang Hai; and Vu Ngo Hoang Duong. Photo: Ministry of Education and Training
(From left) Nguyen Minh Tai Loc; Le Viet Hoang Anh; Nguyen Tuan Duong; Than The Cong; Nguyen Tuan Phong; Phan The Manh; Vo Hoang Hai; and Vu Ngo Hoang Duong. Photo: Ministry of Education and Training

Eight Vietnamese students have achieved remarkable success at the Asia-Pacific Physics Olympiad (APhO) 2023, earning four bronze medals and four certificates of merit, according to the Ministry of Education and Training, as reported by Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

The bronze medalists in the competition include Phan The Manh and Nguyen Tuan Phong, both 12th graders from Bac Ninh High School for the Gifted in Bac Ninh province; Vo Hoang Hai, an 11th grader from the High School for Gifted Students of the University of Natural Sciences under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi; and Than The Cong, another 11th grader from the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted in Bac Giang province.

Four outstanding students have been awarded certificates of merit for their exemplary performance in their studies: Vu Ngo Hoang Duong from the High School for Gifted Students of the University of Natural Sciences under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi; Nguyen Minh Tai Loc from the Quoc Hoc Hue High School for the Gifted in Thua Thien Hue Province; Le Viet Hoang Anh from the Lam Son High School for the Gifted in Thanh Hoa Province; and Nguyen Tuan Duong from the Tran Phu High School for the Gifted in Hai Phong city. All of them are 12th grade students who have achieved remarkable success in their studies.

Vietnamese students win four bronze medals at Asia-Pacific. Photo: VNA
Vietnamese students win four bronze medals at Asia-Pacific. Photo: VNA

The Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) is a prestigious annual competition for pre-university students from Asian and Oceanian countries. It is designed to help participants prepare for the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), as well as to foster collaboration and networking among the young leaders in physics education. The event is held once a year and provides an important opportunity for Asian students to develop their skills and knowledge in physics.

The Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) 2023 will be held in Mongolia from May 21st to 29th. Students who wish to take part in the competition will have to take both theoretical and practical tests, each of which will last for a total of 300 minutes.

This year, the competition has seen a record-breaking number of participants, with 195 students from 26 teams hailing from 25 countries and territories. Notably, the Vietnam team is one of the seven teams to have achieved a 100% success rate, with all of its students winning prizes.

At the APhO 2023, the Chinese and Russian teams both achieved great success, with all their students winning gold medals. Notable among them was Chinese student Lang Cheng Chao, who achieved the highest score of 33.5 points.

At the concluding ceremony of the Olympiad, Malaysia was announced as the host of the 24th Asian Physics Olympiad, and the flag of the Olympiad was ceremoniously handed over to the country.

Hannah Nguyen