Thursday, July 23, 2015

"Undefeeted" Rubik's Cube Champion solves puzzle with feet



Brazilian Gabriel Pereira Campanha solves Rubik’s Cube with feet in 32.51 seconds

Sao Paulo, Brazil just hosted the global Speedcubing elite at the Rubik’s Cube World Championship – the first time that the competition has ever been held in South America.

At Colegio Etapa, a school in the centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Gabriel Pereira Campanha completed the iconic puzzle in an average time of 32.51 seconds – especially impressive seeing as he used only his feet. This time was enough to earn him the crown in his first ever World Championship.

In a tight contest, he beat 2013 champion Jakub Kipa of Poland, whose average of 36.44 seconds was just enough to hold on to second place ahead of Japan’s Yuhei Takagi, who averaged 36.66 seconds.

Top five in 3 x 3 Rubik’s Cube ‘With Feet’ final:

Gabriel Pereira Campanha Brazil 32.51 seconds
Jakub Kipa Poland 36.44 seconds
Yuhei Takagi Japan 36.66 seconds
Chan Hong Lik Brazil 43.21 seconds
Rafael Werneck Cinoto Brazil 43.83 seconds

Other notable results were:

• Feliks Zemdegs of Australia who won the 3 x 3 category with an average time of 7.54 seconds
• Kabyani Talukdar of India who won the 3 x 3 blindfolded category with a time of 24.86 seconds
• Feliks Zemdegs of Australia who won the 3 x 3 one-handed category with a time of 11.85 seconds

The feet-only category was one of 18 different events at the 2015 Rubik’s Cube World Championship. Competitions included:

• 2x2 Rubik’s Cube
• 3x3 Rubik’s Cube
• 4x4 Rubik’s Cube
• 5x5 Rubik’s Cube
• One-handed 3x3 Rubik’s Cube
• Blindfolded 3x3 Rubik’s Cube
• 3x3 Rubik’s Cube (fewest moves)
• 3x3 Rubik’s Cube with feet
• 4x4 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded
• 5x5 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded
• 3x3 Rubik’s Cube multiple blindfolded

The Rubik’s Cube World Championship was first held in Budapest in 1982. In total, over 423 people from 41 countries competed in the 2015 Rubik’s Cube World Championship.

Film of the 3 x 3 Rubik’s Cube ‘With Feet’ event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFao2UY1Uxo

To see a full list of results, please go to the official website at https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/c.php?i=WC2015

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