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Revision as of 03:16, 2 August 2013

Feliks Zemdegs
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Feliks Zemdegs
Background Information
Alias(es): faz
Country: Australia
Born: 20 December 1995 (age 17)
Occupation(s): Student
Years Active: 2009-present
WCA ID: 2009ZEMD01
Claim to Fame: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 3x3OH and 4x4BLD WRs

Feliks Zemdegs is an Australian speedcuber from Melbourne, Australia. He is the current world record holder for 3x3 average and 5x5 single and average. He is widely considered to be the most successful competitive cuber in history. Even though he is fast, Feliks is starting to lose world records, because he got very quick before anyone else, now other people are caching up to him, like Mats Valk, that broke his 3x3 single(5.55), Sebastian Weyer, that broke his 4x4 average(29.17), and Christopher Olson, that broke his 2x2 average(2.02).

Style

Feliks is a color-neutral CFOP user. His meteoric rise in 2009, together with Rowe Hessler's earlier success, were the catalysts for the current popularity of Color neutrality in 3x3 speedsolving. (Also, str8baq) For the 2x2 cube, he uses CLL.

Achievements

Milestones

Feliks was the first cuber to achieve the following milestones:

Official

  • 3x3 speedsolve average: sub-10, sub-9, sub-8
  • 3x3 speedsolve single: sub-7, sub-6
  • 4x4 speedsolve average: sub-40, sub-35
  • 4x4 speedsolve single: sub-35 (in fact almost sub-30)
  • 5x5 speedsolve sub-1min average of 5
  • 5x5 speedsolve single: sub-1:00
  • 3x3 one-handed average: sub-15, sub-15

World Records

Feliks currently holds 4 world records; 2 single records and 2 average records.

Single

  • 4x4x4 cube: 25.34
  • 5x5x5 cube: 51.09

Average

  • 3x3x3 Cube: 7.53
  • 5x5x5 Cube: 57.64

Titles

World Titles
Preceded by
Michał_Pleskowicz
2011
3x3 Speedsolve World Champion
2013
Incumbent
Preceded by
Rowe Hessler
2009
2x2 Speedsolve World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Cameron Stollery
2013
Preceded by
Syuhei Omura
2009
4x4 Speedsolve World Champion
2011,2013
Incumbent
Preceded by
Dan Cohen
2009
5x5 Speedsolve World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Kevin Hays
2013
Preceded by
Arifumi Fushimi
2011
3x3 OH World Champion
2013
Incumbent
Preceded by
Dan Cohen
2009
6x6 Speedsolve World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Kevin Hays
2013

See also

External links

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