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Interview with Andrew Kang

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May 23, 2010 : Interview with Speedsolving.com member Andrew Kang : Currently (at the time of this interview) is ranked 47th in the world for 3x3x3 Average (11.89 Seconds). He has held 4 continental records (3x3x3 & 4x4x4 Average), placed 2nd at the 2007 World Championship, and is the 2008 US Nationals Champion (3x3x3).

Location:
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA



Occupation:
Student

What is your favorite event, why?
3x3 because it's the only event I'm good at.

What made you become interested in solving puzzles?
My friend Daniel demonstrated a 75 second solve in orchestra class back in 2005 and told everyone that he was creating a cube club at school that year. I was intensely fascinated with the cube and learned how to do my first solve in October of 2005.

What, in your opinion, is your biggest "cubing" accomplishment?
There is a lot of things that I am proud of, but the biggest thing that I am proud of is placing 2nd in the 2007 World Championship in Budapest. Meeting Erno Rubik and having him autograph a shirt for me in front of the media is something I'll never forget. A close second is becoming US Champion in 2008.

What are your other hobbies?
Currently, Starcraft 2 and Osu! take up my time when I'm not cubing. I'm also a fan of going to the gym.

What is/are your pet peeve(s)?
My biggest pet peeve is when cubers attack/troll other cubers on forums and instill a unwelcoming atmosphere into the cubing community.

What will the future of cubing be like and how would you like cubing to progress?
For speed, I believe a consistent sub 9 average is the human limit in the 3x3 event. I hope that as the community will still be welcoming to newcomers so that everyone can enjoy what the Rubik's Cube has to offer.
 
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