The 6-strong Vietnamese team bagged three gold medals and three silvers at the 54 th International Mathematical Olympiad that took place from July 18-28 in Columbia.

The Ministry of Education and Training announced on July 27 that the three gold medals went to gifted students from schools in Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Ha Tinh while three silvers were secured by their peers from Hanoi, the northern province of Vinh Phuc and the central province of Nghe An.

With the results, Vietnam ranks 7 th among the 97 participating countries and territories – the country’s best performance since 2008.

Last year, the Vietnamese math team jumped to the top ten after falling to the 31 st place – its lowest place in all International Mathematical Olympiads - in 2011.-VNA