Fastest Time To Solve A Rubik's Cube - Feliks Zemdegs sets world record
MELBOURNE, Australia--Feliks Zemdegs, 14, completed the 3 x 3 x 3 Rubik's cube in just 6.77 seconds at the Australia Cube Day held in RMIT University - setting the new world record for the Fastest Time To Solve a Rubik's Cube.
The former world record for solving a Rubik's cube was 7.08 seconds.
Incredibly another teenager, Rowe Hessler, also broke the world record on the same weekend, while competing in a separate competition in Massachusetts.
Zemdegs managed to pip Hessler, 19, by 0.17 seconds to clinch the world record, previously set by Dutchman Erik Akkersdijk.
Zemdeg's father David said he was very proud of his son. "He's happy to set the times, but he doesn't seem to know what the fuss is about," he said.
"I'm obviously happy for him as he's been getting under 7.08 seconds everyday at home but to do it during competition is a different matter… it's both luck and nerves."
"He's been given the nickname as the Usain Bolt of cubing."
Feliks took up the hobby after watching a tutorial on YouTube and will attend the Asian championship in Bangkok in October.
Feliks is seeking sponsorship to help him attend future cubing events.
World Cube Association President Ron van Bruchem said Zemdegs was a humble competitor, despite having found fame on the internet with his cube-solving feats.
The first world championship organised by the Guinness Book of World Records was held in Munich on March 13, 1981.
Jury Froeschl, born in Munich, has set the first Guinness World record: 38 seconds.
134 school boys from Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, England broke the previous Guinness World Record for most people solving a Rubik's cube at once in 12 minutes.