A young Pakistani girl, Emma Alam, emerged as the winner of the World Memory Championship 2020. She also broke multiple world records during this year’s championship in which 300 competitors participated from 16 countries.
Team Pakistan, which included Alam, Syeda Kisa Zehra, Abeerah Ather and Syed Nabeel Hasan, won the overall champion title, winning 13 medals and breaking four world records during the contest.
Alam said that she was “thrilled to win” the contest which was the result of “a lot of daily practice for the past two years with my coach and the institute.” She plans to compete again next year with better performance.
“It still astonishes me how powerful the mechanism of human memory is and the brain’s infinite information storage system” she said. Alam, who is currently pursuing her studies through homeschooling, has competed in various memory championships including the 3rd Asia Pacific Memory Championship in Malaysia, and the 28th WMC in China, winning numerous medals.