Vietnamese Students Receive Medals at European Physics Olympiad

The remarkable achievement of all five Vietnamese students competing in the 2023 European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO) was recognised, as they were awarded a total of four medals - one gold, three silver, and one bronze.

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Vietnamese Students Win Medals at European Physics Olympiad
A delegation of Vietnamese students participated in the European Physics Olympiad. (Dang Bao Quan is in the middle). Photo: nguoiduatin

In 2023, the Vietnamese team participated in the European Physics Olympiad with five members selected by the Vietnam Physics Society from the winners in the National Excellent Student Contest 2022-2023.

After the contest, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Cao Khang (Hanoi National University of Education), head of the Vietnamese delegation, said that all five members of the Vietnamese team won medals, including one gold, three silver, and one bronze medal.

Specifically, the gold medal belongs to Dang Bao Quan (Phan Boi Chau High School for the Gifted, Nghe An Province).

Vietnamese Students Win Medals at European Physics Olympiad
Dang Bao Quan and teacher Le Thi Tho An at the departure ceremony of the Vietnamese delegation to participate in the European Physics Olympiad. Photo: baonghean

Three silver medals belong to Vo Minh Dang (Luong Van Chanh High School for the Gifted, Phu Yen Province), Truong Phi Hung (Bac Giang High School for the Gifted, Bac Giang Province), Vu Tung Lam (Hung Vuong High School for the Gifted, Phu Tho Province).

The bronze medal belongs to Nguyen Khai (Bac Ninh High School for the Gifted, Bac Ninh province).

This is the fifth year that Vietnam participates in the EuPhO. At the EuPho last year, the Vietnamese delegation won two silver and one bronze medal.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Cao Khang, head of the Vietnamese delegation, said that the participating students were selected by the Vietnam Physics Society from the winners in the National Excellent Student Contest 2022-2023.

“Besides, the students have a long study time with nearly two months of intensive study at Hanoi National University of Education. Therefore, the exam results this year are better than last year’s,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Cao Khang.

The European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO) is a competition for high school students from European countries and some other countries as guests. In 2023, EuPhO took place from June 16 to June 20 in Germany with the participation of 181 students from 38 countries inside and outside Europe. This is the 7th time the contest has been held.
Rosie Nguyen