Luc van Laethem

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Luc van Laethem
Background Information
Country: Belgium
Born: c. 1967 (age 54–55)
Years Active: c. 1982
WCA ID: 1982LAET01
Claim to Fame: 1982 Belgian Champion

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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