Malaysian girl, 10, sets Guinness world record for blindfolded chessboard arrangement


Malaysian girl, 10, sets Guinness world record for blindfolded chessboard arrangement

She aspires to be a space scientist when she grows up.

A 10-year-old chess enthusiast from Malaysia has taken his love for the game to the next level by arranging a chessboard in just 45.72 seconds while blindfolded. Punithamalar Rajashekar’s outstanding performance earned her the prestigious Guinness World Record for the ‘Fastest Chess Set Arrangement Blindfolded’. This remarkable achievement took place on the premises of Punithamalar’s school, where members of the parent-teacher association and the school management were present as witnesses.

Speaking to Guinness World Records, she said: “My dad is my coach and we play together almost every day.”

Regarding breaking the world record, she expressed that it had a significant impact on her life and filled her with pride and a sense of uniqueness. She also shared her hope that her success would inspire others to pursue their own extraordinary goals.

The 10-year-old said the idea of ​​trying to achieve the world record came to her while watching a documentary about extraordinary achievements.

“Seeing people push their limits and achieve incredible feats really inspired me,” she said.

“I had already participated in various events such as Kids Got Talent and I felt that I would gain more recognition. My father suggested that I should focus on my passion, so my family and I decided that I should strive to break this particular record,” she added.

Her favorite subject is math and she aspires to be a space scientist when she grows up.

Apart from his passion for chess, Punithamalar enjoys memorizing facts and pictures. She has actively participated in several school competitions and has shown her talents in storytelling and public speaking.

The young chess master revealed his intention to attempt another record in the blind game category.

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