Two Pakistani girls recently snatched three Guinness World Records titles, previously held by India and Sweden. Hailing from Karachi, Emma Alam bagged two world records. Participating in the World Memory Championship 2020 in late last year, Alam left everyone shell-shocked when she broke the record in the category of Most Random Words Memorised in Sequence in 15 Minutes. The winner learnt 410 phrases during the time duration. Breaking another record, she also won the title for Most Names and Faces Memorized in 15 minutes, remembering 218 names and faces in the given time.
Syeda Kisa Zehra also won the Guinness World Records title for memorising the Most Historic/Future (fictional) Dates. She managed to retain 241 dates in five minutes. Both women made history by becoming the first Pakistanis to win a title in a competition that has been held internationally for the past 29 years.
Expressing excitement over the same, various media outlets quoted Alam as saying, “It is an honour to be recognised by the Guinness World Records, I can now say, ‘I am officially amazing!’.” She has previously taken part in the 3rd Asia Pacific Memory Championship in Malaysia and the 28th World Memory Championship in China. Zehra shared, “Indeed it is a privilege to be declared the best in the world in the amazing feat of memory, which goes to show how amazing the human memory bank is.” An official statement released by Guinness World Records read that the two Pakistani stars “were trained under the leadership of Sania Alam who is a Super-Learning Master Trainer, one of the only four in the World Senior Licensed Instructors and the President of Futuristic Learning.”