Yanjaa Wintersoul is a 24-year-old award-winning memory athlete from Mongolia. Within her first year of memory training she got the gold medal at the World Memory Championships for remembering names and faces, also winning the World Memory Championship team trophy with Sweden. The following year she got the world record for the most names and faces ever remembered (187 international names in 15 minutes) and was the eighth person in history to achieve an International Grandmaster of Memory (which includes memorizing more than 1000 random digits in under an hour) at her second World Memory Championships.
Shortly after, she was invited to be one of the 200 global Leaders of Tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland for outstanding success in memory sports at such a young age and commitment in fighting against discrimination and for the initiative and courage to make a difference, as well as winning the annual Mongolian Youth Award for excellency in inspiring youth education through language learning and memory training.
Growing up in Stockholm, Mongolia and Tokyo and graduating high school in Kenya – she’s always had a growing passion for global compassion, equality and education.