The World Memory Championship 2017 is currently being held at Mercure Ancol Hotel, Jakarta.
The two-day event runs from Dec. 2 to 3 and a total of 21 countries, including Indonesia, are taking part in this competition.
The event is initiated by the Memory Sports Council, an international organization that aims to produce intelligent Indonesian kids that are great in science and have good memorizing skills. The Memory Sports Council in Germany has given its full trust for Indonesia to become the host of the event.
This is the first time Indonesia has been appointed as the host of World Memory Championship.
There are 10 championships being competed at this event and the participants are divided into four categories: Kids, junior, adult and senior.
Meanwhile, the head coach of Indonesian Team Yudi Lesmana said that he hopes his team will be competitive.
“We’ve conducted Memory Championship Tour trials to four countries, starting from Korea, and two trials at Indonesia Friendly Championship,” told Yudi.
These participants are aiming to win two trophies, a total prize of Rp 100 million and 200 medals. (kes)