Tuesday 6 December 2016

Australian defends Rubik's Cube world championship title

Published 21/07/2015 | 17:27

An Australian teenager has won the Rubik's Cube world championships
An Australian teenager has won the Rubik's Cube world championships

An Australian teenager has retained his Rubik's Cube world championship crown after seeing off fierce competition from the Netherlands and Britain.

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Feliks Zemdegs won the championship trophy at the event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with an average time of 7.56 seconds. He also performed the fastest "single solve" in 5.6 seconds.

The 19-year-old won by a margin of exactly one second, narrowly beating Mats Valk of the Netherlands who finished with an average time of 8.56 seconds.

Breandan Vallance, of Scotland, and Robert Yau, of England, also finished strongly in a competitive field with times of 10.7 seconds and 10.01 seconds respectively.

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