I’ve never been a Rubik’s Cube guy, but just like watching Usain Bold smash world records back to back on the track, it’s pretty impressive watching the new Rubik’s Cube world record being set by Patrick Ponce.
15 Year old Patrick Ponce of the United States is now the World Cube Association’s record holder in the 3×3 Rubik Cube. At this year’s Rally In The Valley 2017 competition held at Middletown Virginia in the US, Patrick surprised everyone by cracking the cube in an astonishing 4.69 seconds. After taking once quick look at the cube which was randomly scrambled by the World Cube’s Association’s dedicated official program responsible for scrambles, Patrick places the cube on the starting surface and worked his magic solving the cube in record breaking time.
The previous Rubik’s Cube world record was 4.73, and it was set by Australian Feliks Zemdegs in December of 2016.
Ponce has set other world records, including placing 11th in the world at 4x4x4 cubes and 10th at 5x5x5. At the Rally In The Valley 2017 competition Ponce also won first place in the 4x4x4 Cube solving competition at 24.97 seconds.
Pretty impressive stuff, we now watch to see who will reduce this amazing world record even further, maybe this time to 4.58 seconds.