Vietnamese students won two golds and two silvers at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) that closed in Hanoi on July 28.

Two golds went to Pham Ngan Giang and Pham Mai Phuong both from Amsterdam High School in Hanoi. Phuong is among the top three performers at the event together with a student from Singapore and another from Ukraine.

Doan Quoc Hoai Nam from Hue national high school in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and Do Viet Hung from Tran Phu gifted high school in the northern city of Hai Phong brought home silvers.

The competition has selected winners of 28 golds, 63 silvers, 92 bronzes and 10 consolation prizes. The prizes will be presented at a ceremony on July 29.

In a recent interview granted to Vietnam News Agency, Rector of the University of Natural Sciences under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, Associate Professor Nguyen Van Noi described the event as a great success thanks to thorough preparations.

According to Noi, Chairman of the IChO Central Committee Peter Wothers also paid Vietnam a compliment, saying that it is one of the most successful and professional competitions.

The University of Natural Sciences and the Hanoi National University of Education was assigned to co-host the event for the first time, with 291 students from 75 countries and territories worldwide taking part.

Earlier, Vietnam successfully hosted the 2010 International Mathematics Olympiad and the 2014 International Physics Olympiads.

The International Biology Olympiad is due to take place in the country in 2016.-VNA