Rubik's Cube World Championships

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Rubik's Cube World Championships

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More than 575 competitors from 37 countries travelled to Las Vegas this weekend in a bid to become the world’s best Rubik’s Cube solver.

After three straight days of competition, Australia’s Feliks Zemdegs took top honours after completing the classic 3×3 Rubik’s Cube in an extraordinary time of 7.36 seconds.

Despite a late push from current record holder Mats Valk, it wasn’t to be for the young Dutch sensation who eventually had to settle for second place ahead of Germany’s Sebastian Weyer.

The event took place at the Riviera Hotel where the top puzzle masters showed off their skills in 17 different events, which included solving a larger 7×7 Rubik’s Cube and completing one while blindfolded.