Chennai lad cracks Rubik's cube in 5.72 secs
CHENNAI: An 18-year-old student of SRM University has set a new national record for solving the Rubik's cube. He cracked the code in 5.72 seconds.
In a competition held at Montfort School in Trichy on Saturday, Vijay Kishore went through in five rounds of speed solving with 98 other participants and achieved the national record. He overtook the earlier record of 6.56 seconds.
He is now in the 3rd position in Asia and 13th in the world, according to the World Cube Association. Kishore has the unique achievement of being the only Indian in the world top 50. In Asia, Kishore is the only Indian in the top 15.
In January 2016, Kishore, along with a team of 8 others, achieved a Guinness world record by solving maximum number of cubes within an hour the team solved 2,454 cubes at an event held in IIT-Madras
What started as a common interest in 2012 when Kishore was in Class 10, has turned into a passion. Watching Youtube videos and playing with friends, he has mastered the method.
Kishore has also solved the Rubik's cube blindfolded though he doesn't like to talk much about it. "We get time to inspect the cube before we are blindfolded. So I map each colour to its position and can solve it with eyes closed. It takes a lot of time, but I prefer working fast," he said.
Kishore plans to pursue his interest in electronic music once he graduates. He also wants to follow his passion in cracking the Rubik's cube.