The Vietnamese student team at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – All eight members of the Vietnamese team have bagged prizes at the 17th Asian Physics Olympiad held in Hong Kong, China from May 1 to 9.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the students won three silver and three bronze prizes alongside two honourable mentions and all of them are twelfth graders from gifted schools in Hanoi, Quang Binh and Nam Dinh.

Notably, four out of eight prizes, including one silver, two bronze and a honourable mention, went to students from Le Hong Phong Gifted School in Nam Dinh province.

The Asian Physics Olympiad, the premier physics competition for pre-university students from Asian countries, is modeled after the International Physics Olympiad.

It first took place in Indonesia in April 2000.-VNA