|Vietnam Memory Championship held on October 20
The final round of Vietnam Memory Championship was held on October 20 with nearly 100 participants divided into four age groups.
This is the first memory tournament in Vietnam held to honour people with a super memory.
19-year-old Dang Ngoc Phuong Trinh won the first prize of VND300m (USD13,000). The first runner-up is Vo Thanh Liem and the second runner-up is Dang Thu Hien who were awarded VND200m and VND100m respectively.
Dang Ngoc Phuong Trinh and Dang Thu Hien are siblings from Lam Dong Province. They are both students who major in English at the University of Technology and Education in HCM City.
Trinh achieved many Vietnamese records including the person who memorised the most numbers; person remembering the most historical events in five minutes; person remembering the most full names in five minutes and as the person remembering the most correct binary numbers in 5 minutes; person who remembers most random numbers in 15 minutes.
Both sisters will be able to attend the Asian Memory Championships in Malaysia and World Memory Championships in China.
Trinh said she often read books about memory and watched video clips about memory training on the internet. Trinh's father died since they were small. Her mother worked hard to raise three children alone.
"We study hard because we love our mother. Winning the prizes on Vietnamese Women's Day is the best gift to our mother," she said. "We'll use the prize money to pay our tuition and help my mother repay debts she made in order to put us to schools."