Torgelow/Bremen (dpa/mv) - Two students from the boarding school in Torgelow (Mecklenburg Lake District) achieved top places at the German Championships in memory sports. The 14-year-old Romy Hämling won first place in the juniors at the weekend in Bremen, as a spokeswoman for the organizers announced on Wednesday. The defending champion Hämling, who comes from the Uckermark in Brandenburg, scored 2438 points. Among other things, she managed to memorize 33 previously unknown words in just a few minutes.
In addition, twelve-year-old Susanne Lampe from Waren came second this time with 1389 points in the children's category, where Lukas Schomann from Neuss (North Rhine-Westphalia) won with 1620 points. A total of 29 girls and boys took part in the German Memory Sports Championships. There were two categories, juniors and children.
The boarding school in Torgelow near Waren an der Müritz has been a stronghold in memory sports for years. The memory heptathlon consists of memorizing facts such as numbers, pictures, playing cards, words, names or faces as well as historical data.