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Hanoi honours 10 outstanding youths in 2017

The Hanoi chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) on February 1 held a ceremony to honour 10 outstanding young people of the city in 2017.

They include Dinh Quang Hieu, a student of the University of Natural Sciences, the Vietnam National University – Hanoi and Vu Huy Cang, a student of the Electricity Power University.

Hieu won two gold medals at the International Chemistry Olympiad in two consecutive years of 2016 and 2017. Notably, in 2017, he was ranked ninth among 297 contestants with 92.13 points, contributing to the highest achievements that Vietnam has obtained at an International Chemistry Olympiad.

Meanwhile, Cang, when working as a motorbike taxi driver, earnestly gave back a sum of 320 million VND (14,070 USD) left out by his customer.

In addition, some 16 outstanding start-up young entrepreneurs of Hanoi in 2017 were honoured at the event. On the occasion, a start-up consultation group was launched by the Hanoi chapter of the HCMCYU, which will provide support and counselling for young people in the city.

Five players of the Vietnam U23 team, who are members of Hanoi’s football clubs, were also honoured at the event. They received 20 million VND (about 879 USD) each for their outstanding performances at the freshly concluded Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship.

The Vietnamese football team became the runner-up at the AFC U23 Championship 2018 held in China after losing 1-2 to Uzbekistan in the final.

The team defeated Australia 1-0 in the group stage. They won over Iraq in the quarterfinals and Qatar in the semifinals with penalty shootouts.