The 21st World Memory Championships has now finished after three days of intense competition with competitors from 24 countries converging on the
The new World Memory Champion is Grand Master JOHANNES MALLOW from Germany with a cumulative score of 8413 championships points. In Silver Medal position, having been head to head through the competition, was fellow German SIMON REINHARD with a score of 8344. In Bronze Medal position was JONAS von Essen from Sweden in his first World Memory Championships with a score of 6692.
In the Kids competition, which is run at the same time, the scores were
|2||Jamyla D. Lambunao||2277|
and in the Junior Competition the results were
|3||Sri Vyshnavi Yarlagadda||3040|
|4||LI Hua Xi Rui||2994|
|7||Princess Grace N. Mendoza||1579|
|8||Ian Roi Spencer A. Betiong||1064|
|9||Blessie Mae Ayalde||885|
|10||Lam Tin Lok||534|
The team of international arbiters who marked the results were lead by the head of the Australian Memory Sports Council, Jennifer Goddard and the competition itself is supervised by the chief arbiter of the World Memory Sports Council, Phillip Chambers.
"Memory is a lost art" says founder Tony Buzan "these days we rely on our phone, iPads and computers to memorise things of our behalf, as a result we are not exercising our most important mental muscle - our Brains"