Vietnamese students win prizes at the contest.
The Vietnamese team won one gold medal, three silver and three certificates in total. The gold medal came to Dinh Anh Dung, a 12th grader of Hanoi Amsterdam Gifted High school.
Three silver medalists were Grade 12 students from Vo Nguyen Giap Gifted High School (Quang Binh province), Natural Science High School – Hanoi National University and Phan Boi Chau Gifted High School (Nghe An province).
Three certificates were given to grade 11 and grade 12 students from Hanoi and the provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An.
Thanks to the achievements, Vietnam is among seven countries and territories winning gold medals, including China, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and India in this year’s contest. The 18th Asian Physics Olympiad 2017 took place in Yakutsk, Russia, from May 1 - 9, with the participation of 153 contestants from 22 countries and territories.
The Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) is an annual physics competition for high school students from Asia and Oceania regions. It is one of the International Science Olympiads.The first APhO was hosted by Indonesia in 2000. The next Asian Physics Olympiad will be held in Russia.
APhO has its origins in the International Physics Olympiad and is conducted according to similar statutes (One five-hour theoretical examination and one or two laboratory examinations). It is usually held about two months before the IPhO and can also be seen as additional training for the teams.
Each national delegation is made up of eight competitors (unlike five in the IPhO) plus two leaders. Observers may also accompany a national team. The leaders are involved in the selection, preparation and translation of the exam tasks, and the translation and marking of exam papers.
The students compete as individuals, and must sit through intensive theoretical and laboratory examinations. For their efforts the students can be awarded a medal (gold, silver or bronze) or an honorable mention.