In a remarkable achievement, American speedcuber Max Park has shattered the longstanding world record for solving a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube puzzle.
Park, who rose to fame after appearing in the Netflix documentary "The Speed Cubers," completed the puzzle in an astonishing 3.13 seconds at the Pride in Long Beach 2023 event in California. The previous record of 3.47 seconds, set by China's Yusheng Du in 2018, was surpassed amid thunderous applause and cheers from the audience.
Park's triumph in the "crème de la crème" of cubing titles adds to his already impressive collection of world records, which include the single solve and average solve records for the 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 6x6x6, and 7x7x7 Rubik's Cubes. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Park's parents discovered that the Rubik's Cube helped develop his fine motor skills. Using cubing as a form of therapy, they used competitions to teach him social cues and skills, resulting in his remarkable journey to becoming a Rubik's Cube world champion and an ambassador for Rubik's.