Australian Feliks Zemdegs achieved new world records in the 6x6x6 and the 7x7x7 cubes.
Feliks smashed the 6x6x6 record with a best single solve time of 1 minute 20.37 seconds, before going on to secure another new world record, solving the 7x7x7 cube in a best single solve time of just 2 minutes 14.09 seconds. Zemdegs also won the 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube event with an average solve time of 6.70 seconds.
Commenting on his world record-breaking exploits at this weekend’s Rubik’s London Open, Feliks said: “It’s a fantastic experience to have set two new world records this weekend, and to have also won the 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube event. It’s the perfect way to prepare for next weekend’s Rubik’s Cube World Championships in Paris.”
Lynette Norris of John Adams Leisure, the UK distributor of Rubik’s cubes, added: “The London Open is a perfect event for us to sponsor – attracting some of the world’s most prolific speedcubers, it’s the perfect place for them to limber up ahead of this week’s World Championships.”
The London Open Speedcubing Championships took place across the weekend of 8th-9th July at the Hilton London Canary Wharf, and was well attended by public spectators.
Cubes of all different configurations were solved at the Open, using a number of criteria including both hands, one hand, feet and even blindfolded.
The event was a warm-up to the Rubik’s Cube World Championship 2017, which takes place in Paris from 13-16th July.