Brazil got the privilege to host another international event, Rubik Cube World Championship 2015 finals for the second consecutive year, after hosting the FIFA World Cup last year.
- Feliks Zemdegs stole the show at the 2015 Rubik Cube World Championship finals, on Sunday.
- Over the weekend, hundreds of “speedcubers” gathered from over 40 countries, to take part in three days of intensive competition.
The 19-year-old won the title for the second straight time in the Southeastern city of Brazil, Sao Paulo.
Aussie teen completed the traditional 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube with a surprising average of 7.56 seconds and best score of 5.695 seconds.
He marginally missed out the world record of 5.25 seconds held by Collin Burns of US.
“The tournament was really, really awesome, the venue was great and the people were really nice,” Zemdegs said.
“The win was really nice as well. I was less nervous this time because I had already won last year so that helped a bit.”
The “world’s best selling toy” was invented by a Hungarian architect and professor in the year 1974. It was designed in way to challenge the architecture students at the Budapest College of Applied Arts.
There are 17 different categories for the participants at the biennial event and you have to be fast enough to beat the clock.
The first ever Rubik Cube Championship 2015 was held in the birthplace of Mr. Erno Rubik in 1982 and the current year’s installment is the eighth official event.
To complete the puzzle, one must arrange it in such a way as to make each of its faces in a single color and to be a participant at such a huge event requires quick reflexes.
The best of the best speedcubbers attended the event.