The Indian contingent hauled in an impressive 15 medals including three gold medals at the International Memoriad Games in Las Vegas thereby emerging as the top nation. The Indian team retained its top ranking at the memory games thus living up to the billing as the country of Aryabhatta and Sahkunal Devi, the ‘Human Computer’.
Jainum Shah, who is just 14-years-old, clinched the gold medal for calendar dates calculation. Speaking to NDTV she said, "This was my first competition, and I am happy to have won the title for India in calculating calendar dates. From team India, the youngest participant was five years old and the oldest 42."
8x8 digit multiplication silver medallist Maitri Maniar, who was also a member of the Indian team said, "The Indian Team has maintained the number 1 position in mental sports since 2012. I am proud to be part of this team."
World records were broken by the Indians as they performed excellently. They broke the world records for 8-digit square roots and calculating calendar dates.
Scott Flansburg, chairman of the global federation, also hailed India’s performance as he said, "The team (India) is the best. They always have been. It was a great time to showcase their talent."
Gwenden Noronha, the chairperson of India Memoriad Federation, selected the country’s best talents from over 300 participants at the national level. She expressed her pride and happiness in India’s achievements as she said, "It gives me immense pleasure to see India lift the title. Mental sports events like calculations, memorization, speed-reading also plays a very important role in the education of a student."
The Indian team are dominant in this sport around the world. They also won the Mental Calculations World Cup 2014 in Germany.