For the second year in a row, Australian teenager Feliks Zemdegs has won the Rubik’s Cube World Championship. Watch his fingers fly!
At the competition over the weekend in San Paulo, Brazil, Zemdegs solved the puzzle in an average 7.56 seconds – completing it in an amazing 5.695 seconds in his best time.
The world record of 5.25 seconds is held by American Collin Burns, who set it at a World Cubing Association competition in Doylestown, Penn. in April. (Watch that video below. The reaction of the person filming it is hysterical.)
“Because I won last time, I was less nervous this time because I had already won one so that helped a bit,” Zemdegs told The ABC in Australia over the weekend.
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London’s Daily Mail published some of Zemdegs’ tips on how to become a world champion “speedcuber.”
Don't practice all the time: Have fun trying to solve it.
Take a break. Some people set personal best after leaving the puzzle alone for days.
Slow and steady leads to fast fingers. Zemdegs says don’t be discouraged as long as you are practicing, which you should only do when you want to because speedcubing is all about the fun.
Watch below to see what following those rules of Rubik’s has done for him.