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Can you tell us about your life and stud­ies af­ter the In­ter­na­tional Bi­ol­ogy Olympiad (IBO)?

Af­ter win­ning gold, I was ac­cepted by the Haø Noäi Med­i­cal Univer­sity. I am get­ting used to col­lege life and enjoy it a lot. At this mo­ment, I don't have plans to study abroad.

In­ner Sanc­tum: When did you start be­com­ing in­ter­ested in bi­ol­ogy?

When I reached grade 8, I started to in­vest more time and be­came en­gaged in it.

In­ner Sanc­tum: Be­fore the IBO, had you com­peted in any other in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion?

This was the first time I had par­tic­i­pated in an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion and the first time I had trav­elled abroad.

In­ner Sanc­tum: What about competitions in Vieät Nam? What do you re­mem­ber the most about them?

I par­tic­i­pated in na­tional competitions in 2017 and 2018, and won a sec­ond and first prize. What I re­mem­ber most about that time is pre­par­ing for the ex­am­i­na­tions. At that time we had to study very hard. It was very in­tense but fun too. It was not only about learn­ing, we ate out to­gether and watched movies. I also miss our fun chats.

I've been quite lucky to achieve what I have done and it has been way past my ex­pec­ta­tions. I've also had some mem­o­rable fail­ures. The first time I took part in a re­gional com­pe­ti­tion I was in grade 10, and only won bronze, which was re­ally dis­ap­point­ing. If it hadn't been for the sup­port

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