Mats Valk

Mats Valk
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Background Information
Alias(es):
Country: Netherlands
Born: 4 May 1996 (age 22)
Occupation(s): Student
Years Active: 2007-current
WCA ID: 2007VALK01
Claim to Fame: 3x3 WR, 4x4 WR

Mats Valk is a Dutch speedcuber. He has been one of the fastest 3x3 and 4x4 solvers in the world since 2009. He has set 4x4 single and average world records in 2011 and 2012 and the 3x3 single in 2013 and 2016. He has also set European records in 3x3, 4x4, 2x2, and 3x3 OH.

Mats was the first significant Dutch challenger to Erik Akkersdijk. Their rivalry since 2009 has been compared to that of French cubers Jean Pons and Edouard Chambon during 2005-2007.

Achievements

World records

Mats currently holds no world records. He has previously held the following world records:

Single

  • 3x3x3 cube: 4.74 at Jawa Timur Open 2016
  • 3x3x3 cube: 5.55 at Zonhoven Open 2013
  • 4x4x4 cube: 26.77 at German Open 2012
  • 4x4x4 cube: 30.02 at Dutch Nationals 2011

Average

  • 4x4x4 cube: 33.57 at German Open 2012

Titles

Continental titles
Preceded by
Giovanni Contardi
2010
4x4 Speedsolve European Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Sebastian Weyer
2014

Notable videos

See also

External links