The Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT) offered five weeks of intense online qualifications for the 2016 event in San Diego. All athletes handed in a video proof with their best out of five attempts.

The third week of the Qualifiers was all about memorizing up to 30 names in 60 seconds or less. The current world record was set in 2015 by the German memory athlete Simon Reinhard, with 27 names in 60 seconds. Although the Qualifiers are no official results, we have seen some very impressive scores, with three athletes equalizing and another three even breaking the current record. We can look forward to an intense XMT 2016 taking place June 24-26 in San Diego, USA.

Now let’s have a look what the top 16 qualification attempts for Names look like. Since the qualifications ended in a draw, we have actually 18 athletes sharing the top 16 positions. Below you will find all the videos from the competitors. Enjoy!

Jan-Hendrik Büscher

Yanjindulam Altansuh

Johannes Zhou

Marwin Wallonius

Johnny Briones

Ola Kåre Risa

Darren Michalczuk

John Graham

Lance Tschirhart

Wessel Sandtke

Anne Reulke

Purevjav Erdenesaikhan

Bat-enkh Shijir-Erdene

Enkhmunkh Erdenebatkhaan

Johann Randall Abrina

Marlo Knight

Melanie Höllein

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