Lahore, 3rd January: A Pakistani girl wins the 29th World Memory Championship 2020.
Baaghi TV: Emma Alam from Pakistan has won the 29th World Memory Championship among the 300 participants from across the globe. Alam won the three-day competition.
According to reports, Alam competed in more than 10 disciplines, which included competitors from China, Canada, UK, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Algeria, the United States, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Libya, Qatar, and Iraq.
Emma Alam and Syeda Kisa Zehra from Team Pakistan also broke multiple World Records in this year’s championship.
As per reports, World Memory Championship was founded in 1991 by the world-renowned Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene to highlight the incredible power of human memory.
The late Tony Buzan was the world’s top 5 speakers reported by Forbes Magazine. He was the one who popularised the idea of mental literacy.
Since 1991, the championship has travelled to various high profile international venues, including The Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuala Lumpur, Oxford University, Imperial College London, The Royal Festival Hall, Olympia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hainan, and Wuhan.
The Global President of ‘The World Memory Sports Council’ Raymond Keene, in his official statement, said: ‘The field consisted of an impressive 300 competitors from 16 countries and from this extensive field the winner, the world champion from the 29th World Memory Championship, emerged from the Pakistan team, so excellently and expertly trained by Sania Alam.”
Congratulating Emma Alam, he said that “one of the great sporting achievers for Pakistan, a unique heroine in the pandemic-stricken 2020, and supreme grand world memory champion for 2020.’’
Emma Alam was thrilled to have won. She said, “I had aimed to give my best in WMC 2020, backed by a lot of daily practice for the past two years with my coach and the institute.”
She added, “I plan on competing again next year with even better performance. I congratulate all those amazing competitors who competed from across the globe.”
As per reports from Geo News, Emma Alam is a dedicated young girl from Pakistan and has competed in various memory championships including the 3rd Asia Pacific Memory Championship in Malaysia, and the 28th World Memory Championship in China, having won countless medals and trophies through her splendid performance. She is currently completing her studies through homeschooling.
Another member of team Pakistan, Abeerah Ather achieved 7th position in the 2020 global rankings.
Emma Alam and Team Pakistan were trained under the Institute of Human Memory Development International (IHMD).
Last year, the winner of the 28th World Memory Championship that took place in China, was Ryu Song, a young girl from the team of DPR Korea.
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