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Mongolians conquer at World Memory Championships

By B.TUNGALAG

Thirteen Mongolian mental sport athletes from the Mongolian Intellectual Academy successfully participated in the 23rd World Memory Championships, which took place in Hainan, China, from December 11 to 13, earning nearly half of the competition’s medals.
The Mongolian team seized 29 of the 60 medals available, and placed second out of 26 countries with 17,633 points. Athletes competed in ten different categories of the championship: random numbers, speed numbers, spoken numbers, binary numbers, playing cards, random lists of words, names and faces, historic dates, abstract images, and speed cards.
Mongolian athletes from 13 to 16 years old, who are the holders of 14 world records out of 17, competed in the junior age category and grabbed 22 medals out of a possible 30 medals. A.Anudari and E.Purevjav, both 15 years old, qualified for the International Master of Memory title, and E.Purevjav also qualified for the Grand Master of Memory title. E.Enkhmunkh participated in the junior age category and became champion followed by Grand Master Ts.Bat-Erdene, and E.Purevjav.
Grand Master U.Sengesamdan competed in the adult category and stayed in third place with 6,700 points, qualifying him for the highest title of International Grand Master of Memory. He also maintained his sixth place ranking out of 3,000 mental sport athletes around the world.
President of the Mind Sports Council Tony Buzan said during the prize granting ceremony in the speed cards category, “Mongolian boy E.Enkhmunkh, 16, who is participating in junior age category, left 183 athletes behind and became the champion. It is the one of the most amazing moments in mental sports. He proved that the human brain can memorize a pack of cards in less than 30 seconds. Congratulations!”
The 23rd World Memory Championships was attended by 184 mental athletes from 26 countries.

 

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