Luc van Laethem
Luc van Laethem was a Belgian speedcuber. In 1982 he won the Belgian Cubing Championship, and finished twelfth in the World Championship.
In 1982 van Laethem was a 25-year-old student from Kraainem (near Brussels). He once performed a marathon solve of 100 Cubes in 54 minutes. The Belgium national championship took place in April 1982. Erno Rubik himself attended the competition. Luc van Laethem won the contest by solving the cube in 33 seconds.
The World Rubik's Cube Championship 1982 took place on June 5. Luc van Laethem finished in 12th place with a best time of 29.73 seconds in the third round. David Singmaster reports that he used a Corners first technique.
He was author of the following book:
- Luc van Laethem, (1981), Le Guide Marabout du cube et de ses dérivés (The Marabout Guide to the Cube and its Derivatives). Hachette. ISBN 2501001486