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Jakarta Post

Memory sports not for the weak of mind

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Sanur, Bali   /   Mon, October 21 2019   /  02:30 am

Which is which: Participants focus on memorizing faces and names at the 2019 Asia Open Memory Championship in Sanur, Bali, on Oct. 5. (JP/Ni Komang Erviani)When the time ended, the committee members distributed another set of papers. This time, the papers only contained the people’s faces. The participants were given 30 minutes to show their memory prowess by jotting down the names of the featured individuals.“That was good, hopefully. At least, I’ve tried my best,” a 13-year-old Indonesian student Aulia Nadia Azzahra, said after completing the “names and faces” session.Aulia was among the 114 memory athletes competing at the 2019 Asia Open Memory Championship, held by the Indonesia Memory Sports Council (IMSC) and Global Alliance of Memory Athletics in Sanur, Bali from Oct. 5 to 6.The event included 10 competitions on memorization skills, ranging from five-minute to 15-minut...