A 12-year-old Indian-origin student from Singapore has bagged two gold medals at the World Memory Championship that was held in Hong Kong.
Dhruv Manoj won the title in the 'names and faces' and 'random words' categories, beating 56 other contestants in the 'kid’s category' in the competition held from December 20-22nd, 2018
He has an incredible ability to commit to memory more than seven decks of shuffled cards in an hour; 1,155 binary numbers in half that time; and 87 names and faces in mere 15 minutes. Dhruv has just finished primary school. To be able to achieve this, Dhruv has mastered the Roman memory technique of creating ‘memory places’, which requires associating ideas or objects to be memorised with scenes imagined at familiar locations, such as one’s residence.
Dhruv's father Manoj Prabhakar, who is a management consultant in the oil and gas industry, said: "I found that Dhruv enjoyed doing it and he's doing pretty well, so I thought I should support him”.