Asian Physics Olympiad gold medallist: Reward for endless efforts

Update: 20:11 | 14/05/2018

(BGO) - The organising board of the 19th Asian Physics Olympiad announced the results on May 12 in Hanoi. All eight members of the Vietnamese team won medals, including four gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Trinh Duy Hieu, an 11th grade student of a physics class in the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted bagged a gold medal.

 

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A representative of the organising board grants gold medal and certificate to Trinh Duy Hieu.

Young age, big dreams

With this result, Trinh Duy Hieu was chosen by the Ministry of Education and Training as one of the five Vietnamese students to participate in the International Physics Olympiad slated for Portugal in July this year. Receiving the good news that his son won the gold medal at the Asian Physics Olympiad, Hieu's parents, Trinh Quoc Chung and Tran Thi Thuy could not hide their happiness and pride. Hieu’s father is a taxi driver, while his mother owns a stationery shop at home. Recognising his parents’ hard work, Hieu has always studied hard. Apart from studying at the school, every night he stays up very late to study.

Four Vietnamese gold medallists are Tran Duc Huy from Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, Nguyen Ngoc Long from Lam Son High School for the Gifted in the central province of Thanh Hoa, Nguyen Van Thanh Loi from Quang Trung High School for the Gifted in southern Binh Phuoc province, and Trinh Duy Hieu from Bac Giang High School for the Gifted in the northern Bac Giang province.

In the seventh grade, Hieu was recruited into a high quality class of Bac Giang city. Only after a semester, his teacher found that Hieu is smart as he understood lessons very quickly, thus they gave him intensive training. In his 8th and 9th grades, he consecutively won high prizes in the contests for outstanding students in physics and mathematics at the city and provincial levels. In April 2017, Trinh Duy Hieu bagged the gold medal in the contest for outstanding students of high schools for the gifted in northern coastal and delta areas. And at the national contest for outstanding students in 2018, Hieu brought home the first prize and became one of the three students with the highest score in the nation. Despite being intelligent and showing strong academic performance, but is always humble and rarely talks about his achievements.

Deserving award

The Asian Physics Olympiad has been held annual since 2000. This year’s competition attracted 188 students from 25 nations and territories. The Vietnamese team has eight contestants, with Trinh Duy Hieu being one of the two 11th graders.

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Leaders of the provincial Department of Education and Training, teachers of Bac Giang High School for the Gifted and Hieu’s relatives congratulate Hieu. 

Always staying side by side with his student, head teacher Nguyen Van Doa, the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted, said: “Not only good at Physics, Hieu is also knowledgeable about maths, which has helped him much during argument and solution”.

Hieu shared: “I feel very happy when obtaining a high prize at the contest. An Asian Physics Olympiad gold medal is my big dream. I want to present this reward to my parents and teachers who tirelessly care for and teach me”.

He also said that in the time to come, he will focus on training with the Vietnamese team to attend the International Physics Olympiad to be organised in Portugal. He promised to try his best in spite of numerous difficulties facing him ahead.

Teacher Ho Thi Lan, the school’s Rector, said that the school did not have high expectation of Hieu, as the contest was a tough playing ground, while Hieu is one of the two 11th graders. “The gold medal he brought to the nation and the province deserves his efforts. We are proud as Hieu made dream come true!”.

* On May 12 afternoon, deputy head of the provincial Department of Education and Training, together with teachers of the Bac Giang High School for the Gifted and Hieu’s relatives were present in Hanoi to present flowers and congratulate Hieu on his excellent achievement. Mr Tran Tuan Nam stressed that this was the second time Bac Giang had had a contestant at the Asian Physics Olympiad, but the first time won a medal. Therefore, Hieu’s gold medal is joy for the province and the educational sector. He expressed his hope that Hieu will stay healthy and continue gaining more successes in the following contests.

Mai Toan

 
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